Marshawn Lynch shared his thoughts on Colin Kaepernick’s National Anthem protest during an episode of Conan on Tuesday night.
Conan asked the former NFL star what he thinks about Kaepernick’s protests, and Lynch provided a short but strong take on the situation and showed his support for the 49ers quarterback in the process.
“With what’s going on, I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered,” Lynch said. “So I mean, my take on it is shit gotta start somewhere, and if that was the starting point, I just hope people open up their eyes to see that it’s really a problem going on and something needs to be done for it to stop. And I mean, if you 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.”
Lynch comments came just hours after Kaepernick revealed that he has received death threats for choosing to take a knee.