Idiot NFL Player Sits for US Flag but Stands for Mexican Flag Where Black Citizens Were Finally Recognized Just Last Year
The New England Patriots played the Oakland Raiders at Estadio Azteca stadium in Mexico City on Sunday.
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the US National Anthem, but stood for the Mexican Anthem… Because the United States is racist or something.
Marshawn Lynch makes about $5 million a year.
Marshawn Lynch sits during the US national anthem, stands for Mexican anyhem pic.twitter.com/8wdaKprEki
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 19, 2017
“Mexican national anthem being sung on field at Estadio Azteca. And throughout the crowd. Marshawn Lynch rose for it out of respect for Mexico.
Mexican national anthem being sung on field at Estadio Azteca. And throughout the crowd. Marshawn Lynch rose for it. pic.twitter.com/Pz4GoEfyuw
— Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) November 19, 2017
For the first time in its history, Mexico’s census bureau has recognized the country’s black population in a national survey that found there are approximately 1.4 million citizens (1.2% of the population) who self-identify as “Afro-Mexican” or “Afro-descendant.”
The survey found that more women identify as black than men, by about 705,000 to 677,000. It also found that most Afro-Mexicans live in the states of Guerrero, Oaxaca and Veracruz, which is not entirely unsurprising given Mexico’s history.
Miguel Cervera, director general of sociodemographic statistics for the country’s census bureau (known as INEGI), told Fusion the 2015 survey is a preliminary effort to register demographic changes in preparation for the 2020 national census. He says Afro-Mexicans have always been included in past surveys, but were never given the option to identify themselves as such.
But NFL player Marshawn Lynch sat for the US anthem and stood for the Mexican flag.
What an idiot.