Oakland Raiders runner Marshawn Lynch has made many headlines over the years, from driving the injury cart on Cal to "I'm just here not to get a ticket" to a Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cameo to light a blunt of the memorial torch of Al Davis On Friday, continued on an appearance on HBO Real time with Bill Maher, discussing everything from gentrification in Oakland to Colin Kaepernick and marijuana. But his most notable comments may have been what he said in response to a question about the president of the United States, Donald Trump.
In 2017, Trump hit Lynch on Twitter in 2017 after Lynch sat down for the United States anthem and represented the Mexican anthem (in a game played in Mexico). Lynch sat for the anthem all season in 2017, but that particular incident caused Trump's ire. For reference, here is the Trump 2017 tweet:
Marshawn Lynch, of the Oakland Raiders of the NFL, represents the Mexican Anthem and sits booing for our National Anthem. Great lack of respect! The next time the NFL suspends him for the rest of the season. Assistance and very low badessments.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
And here is the full Lynch clip Real time Appearance, including your response to Trump:
And a transcript of that part, by Kiki Intarasuwan of NBC Bay Area:
Lynch said, "That mother says a lot," and the audience applauded loudly. "You call me unpatriotic, but you come to my neighborhood where I am from and you'll see me taking my shirt off and giving it to someone who needs it." What would you call that?
It's not particularly surprising that Lynch was not impressed with the way Trump addressed him on Twitter, or that Lynch is going to say what he thinks here. But this is still remarkable for the terms that Lynch used, and what will be really remarkable is if Trump responds. After complaining about the NFL regularly in 2017, Trump has been much calmer on that front this season, but this is certainly the kind of thing that could trigger a Twitter response.
Now, Lynch is not necessarily an NFL player for long. He is on the Raiders list, but his contract expires in March and he can choose to retire; He will turn 33 in April, and although he seems interested in playing yet, he has not yet committed. It seems that part of his decision may be about where the Raiders end up playing, and it is also possible that he may face an NFL discipline after admitting to Maher that a streak of Davis' flame was ignited, which could increase the incentive. to retire. ). Still, even if Lynch ends up leaving the NFL, his comments here could lead Trump to backtrack a bit against the league. We'll see what happens.[NBC Bay Area]