Marshawn Lynch is known kind of as a jokester with Conan O’Brien. So much so, the two have formed a strange, kind of funny bond.
For example, here Lynch is jumping into a pool full of Skittles that Conan set up for him.
On another occasion, Lynch was kind enough to tell O’Brien about the origins of Beast Mode.
Needless to say, Lynch has accumulated a large audience because of O’Brien. And he recently took advantage of it.
O’Brien asked him about Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests, and boy, did Lynch have an answer.
“I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up and get murdered. My take on it is, [expletive] has to start somewhere,” Lynch said. “If that was the starting point, I just hope people open their eyes to see there’s really a problem going on and something needs to be done for it to stop. If you’re really not racist, you won’t see what he’s doing as a threat to America, but just addressing a problem that we have.”
Do you agree with Lynch that there is a problem? It seems that Lynch doesn’t understand how people see Kaepernick’s protests. We don’t see his protests as threats, we see them as a disrespectful demonstration against those who served for this country. The flag represents more than just the US. It represents all the lives lost for Kaepernick’s FREEDOM to protest. Kaepernick protesting is not the problem; it’s how he is protesting.
The sooner Lynch and others learn this, the sooner we can focus on uniting this nation again.