Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch declined to stand for the national anthem Monday night before a game against the Los Angeles Rams. Then Lynch, who was reportedly the only NFL player on Monday night to keep up the protest against police brutality first started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, went on to score a touchdown almost immediately after the game began. While other NFL stars have been outspoken about their decision to protest during the national anthem, Lynch has never given a reason, despite sitting for the anthem during all of last season. The running back was singled out on Twitter last year by Donald Trump for the move, which the president called “great disrespect.” Three Miami Dolphins players also protested during the anthem before their season opener against Tennessee over the weekend.
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