Imagine being told a few years ago that in 2017 Marshawn Lynch’s mother would be trolling President Donald Trump for saying her son should be suspended over not standing for the national anthem.
Lynch sat for the American national anthem in Mexico City, then stood for the Mexican national anthem. That drew the attention of Trump, of course, who said the Oakland Raiders running back should be suspended. And being a good mother, Delisa Lynch had her say with the president.
It’s funny, and also relevant. Plenty of people believe the attacks from Trump on the NFL date back to the mid-1980s, when Trump basically ruined the defunct USFL by pushing the spring league to compete with the NFL in the fall, as Trump hoped the NFL would absorb the New Jersey Generals team he owned. The USFL ended up suing the NFL in an antitrust lawsuit and won, though the USFL was awarded only $3 in damages and that killed the league.
Delisa Lynch wasn’t the only one to take a shot at Trump. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters, who, like Lynch, is from Oakland and is close to the Raiders star, said Trump should sit down with him and Lynch and talk.
“Was going on big dog I know we got a lot that needs to be talk about how about we set up a (sit) down with you,me,@MoneyLynch and more and we talk about some (stuff),” Peters said in a reply to Trump’s tweet about Lynch, via the Kansas City Star.
Peters has been protesting during the anthem this season as well, and the Star said Peters also tweeted that he wasn’t trying to be disrespectful and he really did want to talk to Trump.
Trump has found that a lot of easy attention comes from ripping NFL players who are protesting during the anthem. Of all the players Trump could have singled out, Lynch will have plenty of supporters come back at him.