Marshawn Lynch Supports Anthem Protests
Former Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch is totally down with Colin Kaepernick and other players’ decision to protest during the national anthem. But what else would we expect from a man who took a moment during a Super Bowl press conference to send a “shout out to all my real Africans“?
Lynch stopped by TBS’s late night show Conan Tuesday and when asked for his take on the protests currently sweeping across the nation, Beast Mode kept it all the way real.
“With what’s going on, I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up and get murdered,” Lynch explained as he rose to raise his hands. “My take on it is, s–t, they got to start somewhere.”
Lynch continued: “I just hope people open up their eyes and see that there’s really a problem going on, and something needs to be done for it to stop. If you’re really not racist, then you won’t see what he’s doing as a threat to America, but just addressing the problem that we have.”
While the discussion around the national anthem protest continues, particularly in the wake of a pair of police shootings in Tulsa and Charlotte, Kaepernick has received death threats. But he isn’t afraid.
“To me, if something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point and it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened and that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now,” the quarterback said. “Granted, I don’t want that to happen, but that’s the realization of what could happen, and I knew there were other things that came along with this when I first stood up and spoke about it. That’s not something I haven’t thought about.”