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Former Seahawks Star Running Back Equates Kaepernick’s Protest To Blacks Shot By Police

On Tuesday, former Seattle Seahawks star running back Marshawn Lynch, speaking to Conan O’Brien on TBS’ “Conan,” somehow twisted Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest to the Hands-Up-Don’t-Shoot false narrative of Michael Brown. Lynch said he would rather Kaepernick take a knee during the national anthem then “put his hands up and get murdered.”

According to Lynch’s logic, those nasty police have players standing for the national anthem in their crosshairs.

The exchange with the obsequious O’Brien went like this:

O’Brien: Colin Kaepernick? Lots of opinions out there about what he is doing, taking a knee –

Lynch: Taking a knee.

O’Brien: – during the national anthem. What are your thoughts? I really respect your opinion. What do you think?

Lynch: Well, I mean, with what’s going on, you know, I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up and get murdered, so I mean, my take on it is s—, they got to start somewhere and if that was the starting point, I just hope people open up their eyes and see that there’s really a problem going on and something needs to be done for it to stop, and I mean, if you’re really not racist, then you won’t see what he’s doing as a threat to America but just addressing the problem that we have.

O’Brien, supinely, “Right. Not a threat to the game, not a threat to America. I was feeling that.”

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