- Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch sat for the national anthem on Sunday.
- Lynch, who stood for the Mexican anthem as the Raiders played in Mexico City, enraged President Donald Trump.
- Trump tweeted that the NFL “should suspend him for remainder of season.”
- Lynch previously wore a shirt that said “Everybody vs. Trump.”
President Donald Trump suggested Monday that the NFL should suspend the Oakland Raiders’ running back Marshawn Lynch for the rest of the season if he sits during the US national anthem again.
In a Sunday game played in Mexico City, Lynch took a seat a few measures into the “Star Spangled Banner,” but stood when Mexico’s anthem came on.
Trump tweeted on Monday morning that Lynch “sat down to boos,” and showed “great disrespect.”
“Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down,” Trump concluded.
Trump has made it a personal crusade to call out NFL players who don’t stand for the anthem.
He also recently chastised LaVar Ball, father of LiAngelo Ball, a UCLA freshman basketball player who was released from detention in China after Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Trump has previously called for NFL owners to fire players who do not show proper reverence for the anthem.
Lynch has not been as vocal a critic of Trump as some in the NFL, but wore a shirt with the words “Everybody vs. Trump on it before a game in Week 4, The Washington Post reported.