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NFL's Marshawn Lynch Sports 'Everybody Vs. Trump' Shirt Prior To Game

Last week, the NFL community responded en masse to President Donald Trump’s remarks about NFL players that use the playing of the National Anthem as a time to engage in protest. As Trump sees it, that’s not an appropriate time to be doing such a thing. While he certainly could’ve chosen his words more carefully, his message was delivered loud and clear. His remarks sparked even more protests, and anticipation was high on what would happen when the anthem played prior to this weekend’s games.

While there were some protests, it was much less this time around. The issue is nowhere near being settled, but players have started to realize that the protesting of the anthem may not be the best choice. While it may not be their intent when they sit or kneel, the reality is that many fans view such actions as disrespectful and polarizing. Some players have come to terms with that and found other ways to get their point across. Others have not. As AOL shares, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch doesn’t look like he’s come to terms with it, but he did find a new way to get his point across.

As he entered Sports Authority Field at Mile High for yesterday’s game against the Broncos, Lynch was photographed wearing a shirt that was emblazoned with the slogan ‘Everybody vs. Trump.’ As the anthem played before the game, Lynch stayed seated on the bench. Curiously, he was surrounded by multiple members of the Raiders staff while doing so, all of whom were standing. Reaction was decidedly mixed on social media.

“Beast mode got people in their feelings,” shared one user.

“Strongly support Marshawn Lynch right to wear any tee shirt … strongly oppose Nevada paying $750M to bring his team to Las Vegas," wrote another commenter.

"Got heem! Now THAT is what racism looks like. This is not. Marshawn’s fighting against a racist, despicable president. Huge difference," chimed in another user.

Trump never once mentioned the word race in his remarks, but the story has been spun as if his comments were racist in nature. Many players agree with that assessment, but not all fans see it the same way.

“Love the RAIDERS, but I'm w Trump on this one,” wrote one user.

“Guy thinks everybody is against #trump? Another living in the bubble genius. #MAGA,” added another commenter.

“I need a Marshawn Lynch jersey,” said another user.

Many fans have responded to the anthem protests with boos. Some have tuned out of NFL games entirely in response to the controversy. Part of the angst from fans comes from the fact that there’s a lack of clarity from the protesting players. While some players have been clear that their kneeling or sitting is a response to situations of racial injustice, others have explained that it’s a unity statement, while others have said that it’s to show opposition to Trump.

Regardless of the reasons, it’s hard to bring people together when you’re choosing a divisive way to get attention. The ironic part is that many players claim they are protesting because there’s such a divide. If that’s the case, why would you add to it? As for Lynch, it’s unclear how wearing such a divisive shirt will help to inspire healing of any kind.

Source: AOL, CBS Sports
Photo: YouTube

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