Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was on Conan O’Brien’s late night show Tuesday, September 20, and he had some comments about Colin Kaepernick’s protest. Lynch and Conan have had a lot of fun in the past, but they used this segment to briefly discuss the serious issues underlying Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest.
Here’s some video in which we see Lynch say, “With what’s going on, I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered.” During that statement he stands up with his hands up.
Lynch has done plenty in the Oakland communities, and it will be interesting to see if he and other athletes join in to work with Kaepernick and the community organizations the 49ers quarterback is going to financially support. Kaepernick said he would donate $1 million to charity. On Tuesday, he followed up by saying it would be $100,000 per month for ten months, and he is working up a website to offer transparency on where the money is going.