Marcus Peters asks Donald Trump for a meeting with Marshawn Lynch

Saul Bowman
November 22, 2017

US President Donald Trump has urged the NFL to suspend a player who stood for Mexico's national anthem but protested during the Star-Spangled Banner.

On Sunday, the Raiders running back took that protest to Mexico, as he sat down during the United States national anthem (as is his custom). Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said, in reference to President Trump, "The bully-in-chief needs to worry about his own approval ratings and stop picking on people".

It's silly to think that Peters and Lynch could get a sit down with the President, but then again, Trump was the one who mentioned Lynch by name in the first place.

Del Rio later closed her Twitter account after she was flooded with criticism. Trump told SI in September 2015, "I bid a billion dollars, all cash on the table". And so, my thought is, that everybody should pay respect to the flag and stand at attention and that's how I feel about it.

However, some sources have refuted Lynch's claims saying they had not seen Lynch sit during games in the past. But Lynch's demonstration became much more pointed when the Mexican national anthem proved to be more worthy of his standing energy.

Sports website, Deadspin, also stated, it appeared as though Lynch was getting his equipment strapped on during it (the anthem).

Fellow NFL player Colin Kaepernick started the practice past year, as a means of protesting police treatment of black Americans.

Penn was giving back and also giving a piece of his mind, calling out President Trump for urging the National Football League to suspend Marshawn Lynch.

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