Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes against New England Patriots linebacker David Harris (45) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, November 20, 2017 7:44AM EST
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump says the NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.
Lynch sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before Sunday's game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.
Lynch hasn't stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season.
Trump tweeted early Monday: "Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down."
Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the movement last season when he refused to stand during the anthem to protest racial inequality and police brutality.