“Beast Mode” must be a euphemism for something other than football, because Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch certainly isn’t showing it on the field this season.
President Trump called out Lynch early Monday morning on Twitter for Lynch’s national anthem protest before his team’s game against the New England Patriots in Mexico City on Sunday. However, Lynch’s protest was a two-part show.
Lynch could be seen pregame sitting for the U.S. national anthem and standing for the Mexican national anthem.
Here’s a tweet by Boston Globe's NFL writer Ben Volin showing the different stances — or lack thereof — by Lynch:
Marshawn Lynch sits during the US national anthem, stands for Mexican anyhem pic.twitter.com/8wdaKprEki— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 19, 2017
In response, Trump tweeted this out early Monday morning:
Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
While it’s Lynch’s right to protest peacefully in any way he sees fit, it is also insanely hypocritical for him to stand for a country’s anthem whose government is riddled with corruption while drug cartels essentially keep the Mexican people in fear.
Lynch should just stick to eating Skittles and running up the gut of opposing teams D-lines.
H/T: Daily Caller