Taking a knee during the National Anthem was a career-ender for Colin Kaepernick.
The wannabe social justice warrior received wild backlash from the public, and NFL coaches.
It was so bad, that the NFL ratings SUNK thanks to Kaepernick’s silly stunt.
So, why on earth would another player do the same thing?
You’d have to ask Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, who sat during the national anthem.
The Raiders weren’t going to take any chances, so coach Jack Del Rio only used two offensive starters in Saturday night’s preseason-opening 20-10 loss to the Cardinals. Not only did quarterback Derek Carr, receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree and running back Marshawn Lynch sit this one out, but Lynch sat on the bench during the national anthem.
Del Rio was surprised that Lynch sat during the anthem and talked to him afterward. (Lynch was long gone by the time the locker room doors opened).
“He said, ‘This is something I have done for 11 years. It’s not a form of anything other than me being myself,’” Del Rio said. “I told him I very strongly believe in standing for the national anthem. But I respect him as a man and he can do his thing.
“So, it’s a non-issue for me.”
As for Carr, he wanted to play but the Raiders not only decided against it with left tackle Donald Penn holding out, but Del Rio gave Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele, Pro Bowl center Rodney Hudson and guard Gabe Jackson the night off as well.