Marshawn Lynch’s Response to Colin Kaepernick Protest Is Perfect (VIDEO)
Marshawn Lynch and Colin Kaepernick may have been foes on the gridiron, but the former Seattle Seahawks running back gave the San Francisco 49ers quarterback some major support on Conan O'Brien's show this week.
The late-night host asked Marshawn, 30, to weigh in on the quarterback's decision to take a knee during the National Anthem in protest of police shootings of unarmed black citizens.
What he had to say about Colin, 28, was remarkably poignant, given Marshawn's reputation for being a man of few words.
'With what's going on, you know, I'd rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up, and get murdered," the UC Berkeley grad remarked as he stood and assumed the submissive position Ferguson protestors adopted after the shooting of Michael Brown.
"My take on it is, s—t gotta start somewhere," he added.
"If you're really not racist, you're gonna see what he's doing as a threat to America, but just addressing the problem that we have."
Conan seems to be in full agreement. "Right — not a threat to the game, not a threat to America," he added as his audience applauded.