NFL is dead in red states as anthem protests hurt football

This led to Del Rio posting, "President Trump I voted for you, which I now regret, football is a powerful platform - here's the charitable work we did in Mexico City".

Lynch is a running back for the Oakland Raiders and was playing against the New England Patriots when he made the controversial move.

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During an NFL game last month at Wembley Stadium in London, three players from the Miami Dolphins "took the knee" during the USA national anthem, but rose for God Save the Queen.

President Donald Trump voiced his displeasure with Lynch's obvious disrespect for America and suggested that he be suspended.

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Said G.I. Raider: "How bout let's suspend you for handing the Raiders to Las Vegas?"

Coach Del Rio said he wants all his players to "respect the flag" but understands that every American has the "choice" not to do so. "You do your thing, and we'll do ours.' So that's a non-issue for me", the Rolling Stone reported. As Deadspin notes, it appears as though Lynch was getting his equipment strapped on during it. He has never explicitly stated the reasons he's chosen to sit during the anthem, though he's confirmed he stands with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started kneeling during the anthem previous year to protest racial inequality and social injustice.

"We've said that we would like to see everyone at our games stand for the anthem".

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Reuters the league will not move to suspend Lynch, who has sat during the anthem all season long.

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