Protests during the national anthem during NFL games have continued into the second week of the new season.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat on the sidelines as usual and two Miami Dolphins players knelt once again, in a supposed show of solidarity with the victims of injustice.
Dolphins wide receivers Albert Wilson and Kenny Stills knelt on the sidelines during the anthem prior to Sunday’s game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
Lynch sat on the bench prior to the Raiders game against the Denver Broncos in Denver.
The Raiders running back has been sitting during the US anthem for over a decade, long predating the protests spurred by former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick – although Lynch famously stood for the Mexican anthem before a game played in Mexico City last year.