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Mark J. Rebilas posted a photo of Lynch seated on a cooler while staffers and teammates around him were standing:
Mark J. Rebilas @rebilasphoto
#Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem prior to #NFL game against Cardinals. @usatodaysports @azcentral https://t.co/OAUOfZ39SH
Lynch, who did not play Saturday, spoke out in support of Colin Kaepernick when the free-agent quarterback first decided to silently protest social injustice and police brutality during “The Star-Spangled Banner” last season with the San Francisco 49ers.
“I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered,” Lynch said during an appearance on TBS’ Conan in September 2016 (h/t SB Nation). “So, I mean, my take on it is s–t’s got to start somewhere, and if that was the starting point—I just hope people open up their eyes to see there’s really a problem going on, and something needs to be done for it to stop.”