Marshawn Lynch makes statement by standing on Sunday, NFL fans furious over which anthem he chose

In a stunning show of anti-Americanism and hypocrisy on Sunday, Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” but stood for the Mexican national anthem.

The Oakland team was in Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium Sunday night, where they faced the Patriots. The Raiders went on to lose 33-8 after trailing 30-0 in the fourth quarter.

Lynch’s insult to America and the flag while on foreign soil was noted by President Trump in an early-morning tweet. As usual, the President said exactly what Americans everywhere are thinking.

Lynch, who came out of retirement this year, sat during most of the U.S. anthem before taking a stand for the Mexican anthem. The former Seahawks Superbowl champion has refused to stand for the American anthem at every game this season.

He appeared to be the only player protesting at the Raiders-Patriots game.

Five players were seen protesting the national anthem at earlier games, New York Post reports.

Kenny Stills, Julius Thomas, and Michael Thomas of the Miami Dolphins knelt before their game against the Buccaneers, which they lost 30-20.

Giants defensive lineman Olivier Vernon also took a knee last night at their game against the Chiefs. On the other side, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters stayed in the tunnel until the end of the national anthem, as he has done in the last couple of games.

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch rushes against the New England Patriots during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Lynch is concerned about racial injustice, but seemed to neglect Mexico’s long-time mistreatment of its indigenous peoples–which began with the massacring and enslavement of Mesoamericans under the Spanish.

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To this day, Mexico’s indigenous tribes face high illiteracy, illness, and poverty rates.

And if Lynch was truly interested in protesting abusive governments, he’d certainly take issue with Mexico’s, which (among other controversies) is still under scrutiny for the disappearance and probable murder of 43 activist college students in 2014.

Apparently Marshawn Lynch doesn’t understand the fact that the Mexican government is not even in the same league as the United States in terms of human rights.

Patriots on social media rightly pointed out that if  Lynch thinks Mexico’s human rights record is better than America’s, he ought to try living there.

Amazing how clueless some pro-athletes are.

— Real Jack (@RealJack) November 20, 2017

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