Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch recently made headlines for refusing to stand for the American national anthem before a game in Mexico City but then standing for the Mexican national anthem.
Herschel Walker, a former NFL running back and winner of the Heisman Trophy, gave his two cents on the controversy. Speaking with “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning, Walker said he was insulted when he heard about Lynch.
“This is very serious, and I said early on, the commissioner should’ve handled this at the very beginning. He should’ve said, ‘Everyone stand, and at the end of the season we’ll go to Washington and do something about it,’” Walker said.
“Well, I’ve been saying that guys should have been suspended at the beginning. Because right now, I’ve been working with the military for eight years, and I don’t care what people say. The national anthem is the United States of America,” he added. “You never protest that.”
— Herschel Walker (@HerschelWalker) November 20, 2017
President Donald Trump called out Lynch for only standing for the Mexican national anthem, saying the “NFL should suspend him for remainder of season.”
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