Jeremy Roenick has harsh words for Marshawn Lynch over anthem protest


Jeremy Roenick.(Don Heupel/AP)

Jeremy Roenick is not a fan of Marshawn Lynch‘s national anthem protest.

The retired hockey player lashed out at the Oakland Raiders running back on Twitter, comparing him to Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison.

Roenick was referring to an article which supposedly quoted Harrison saying that anyone sitting for the anthem “better be in a wheelchair.”

Harrison would later clarify on Instagram that the article in question is fake.

Lynch is, of course, continuing a movement started by free agent Colin Kaepernick last season, in which the then-49ers quarterback took a knee during the anthem to protest police brutality against people of colour.

Racial tensions in the United States have been rising in recent months, with a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. being the most recent major flare-up.

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