Last season, as then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the anthem to protest injustice against people of color, Lynch was retired.
He added that he hoped people would focus more on Kaepernick’s cause – standing up against police brutality and working for racial equality – instead of his method of protest.
Lynch has not been the most talkative player in front of cameras and recorders, so it remains to be seen whether he will shed any light on his actions Saturday night.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said this week he will continue to raise his right first during the anthem this season, as he did last year.
“After spending time with police officers on ride-alongs, meeting with politicians on the state and federal level and grassroots organizations fighting for human rights, it’s clear that our criminal justice system is still crippling communities of color through mass incarceration.”
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