Our America First President was up early this morning and was on Twitter early early early! And he has a message for the NFL Anthem “kneeler” protesters!
Yesterday, in Mexico City, a game against the Patriots vs. Raiders was played and technically, the Raiders were the “home” team at Azteca Stadium that holds 77,000 fans as reported by Sporting News. Karma caught up to the Raiders as they lost in a complete battering at 33-8. And the Raiders running back didn’t help his team any in the karma department.
Marshawn Lynch was caught standing for the Mexican National Anthem and Sitting for Old Glory! According to ESPN, “Lynch was actually standing during the first few bars of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Sunday before taking a seat. And while he stood for the Mexican anthem,”. And “He wore a T-shirt that read “Everybody vs. Trump” prior to the Raiders’ game against the Broncos in Denver on Oct. 1.”
President Trump responded to Marshawn’s lack of American pride with this tweet early this morning:
“Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stand for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.”
Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
Going into week 11 of the Football season, it appears President Trump is correct about the decline of the NFL, per Deadline Sports section, “One thing is clear no matter which side of the dispute you are on: the game itself appears to be turning off more people than it is gaining. Television ratings are down, and aside from occasional blips when a great game match-up happens, will likely continue plummeting on an overall year-to-year comparison,”.
Who is still protesting in Week 11? Here is the list from Sports Illustrated:
New York Giants
Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon continued his protest during the national anthem by kneeling during the song.
Wide receiver Kenny Stills, safety Michael Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas stood during a moment of silence before the game but knelt during the anthem.
Kansas City Chiefs
Cornerback Marcus Peters remained in the tunnel until the national anthem was played and then re-joined his team on the field.
Marshawn Lynch sat during the playing of the U.S. national anthem like he has for the entire season. He stood up for the Mexican national anthem. The team is playing the New England Patriots in Mexico City.
Are you still boycotting the NFL until every player stands for the National Anthem? Let us know in comments below!
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