Marshawn Lynch just made a very powerful point in support of Colin Kaepernick.
In the wake of Tulsa police fatally shooting unarmed Terence Crutcher, the Seattle Seahawks alum just perfectly defended the quarterback's decision to peacefully protest the National Anthem.
Related: Colin Says Tulsa Officer Should Be In Jail For Killing Terence Crutcher
On Tuesday, the retired NFL star joined Conan O'Brien on his late-night show to literally stand up for the San Francisco 49ers player, poignantly saying:
"With what's going on, I'd really rather see him take a knee, than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered."
So incredibly well-said, while tragically highlighting the serious police profiling problem throughout our country.
The 30-year-old hopes Colin's movement causes a societal shift across the nation, which will make everyone aware of the racism that still exists, and ultimately end it, adding:
"My take on it is, sh*t's gotta start somewhere. And if that was the starting point, I just hope people open up their eyes to see that there's really a problem going on, and something needs to be done for it to stop."
The ex-running back also called out everyone against the athlete's harmless display:
"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 a problem that we have."
Watch the powerful full clip (below):
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