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Monday, October 2, 2017

Raiders Staffers Cover Marshawn Lynch As He Sits During National Anthem-

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was surrounded and covered by team staffers as he sat during the national anthem:

He was the only player sitting during the Star Spangled Banner and no photo opportunities were allowed, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. 

 Lynch arrived at the game wearing a t-shirt that said "Everybody vs. Trump." The demonstration comes just one week after President Trump called for players to stand during the national anthem or risk getting fired.

Lynch has consistently sat during the national anthem instead of kneeling.
The Ringer:

The demonstrations on Sunday were much more limited than in Week 3, but many teams still took some form of action. The Saints, Jaguars, Ravens, and Steelers kneeled before the national anthem at their games. Miami players Kenny Stills, Michael Thomas, and Julius Thomas all kneeled during the anthem in London. Titans receiver Rishard Matthews stayed in the locker room for the anthem, and a few of his teammates—Jurrell Casey, Wesley Woodyard, Brian Orakpo, and DaQuan Jones—raised their fists as the anthem concluded. Several other players on the Bills, Lions, Rams, and Browns, also took part in protests during the anthem, either by kneeling or raising a fist. 

Players on the Vikings, Cowboys, Bengals, Texans, Panthers, and Patriots all stood for the anthem, and some linked arms. Cam Newton, after a score in the fourth quarter against the Patriots, raised a fist, seemingly in protest.

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