Former NFL Star Marshawn Lynch Would Rather See Colin Kaepernick Protest The National Anthem Than 'Put His Hands Up & Get Murdered'
Marshawn Lynch just made a very powerful point in support of Colin Kaepernick.
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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