Watch: Marshawn Lynch Says He Prefers Colin Kaepernick's Kneeling During the National Anthem Over Him Standing Up and Being Shot

Watch: Marshawn Lynch Says He Prefers Colin Kaepernick's Kneeling During the National Anthem Over Him Standing Up and Being Shot

The former NFL running back had powerful words.

Published September 21st

Have a problem with Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem as a stance against racism and violence in America?

Well, Marshawn Lynch says it's the healthier option in comparison to its severe alternative.

Appearing on CONAN on Tuesday night, the former NFL running back didn't hesitate to comment on the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's silent protest. 

“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 about Kaepernick.

His thoughts come a few days after Terence Crutcher, another unarmed Black man, was shot and killed by police in Tulsa on Friday.

Beast Mode added that a stance had to be started somewhere and Kaepernick just happened to be the man to do it.

Here are Lynch's full comments about Kaepernick.

Marshawn can be as blunt with his words as he was with his rushing style, but he makes plenty of sense breaking down the alternative of Kaepernick's stance.

Do you agree?

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photos from left: Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Activision, Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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