Marshawn Lynch's mom, wife of Oakland Raiders coach respond to President Trump

By Alex Butler  |  Nov. 20, 2017 at 5:04 PM
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Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was recently the subject of a Donald Trump tweet. Now his mom is firing back.

Delisha Lynch used her @MommaLynch24 Twitter account Monday to lob some thoughts at the Commander-in-Chief after he called out her son for sitting during the national anthem before a football game.

Lynch sat for the anthem on Sunday before the Raiders' loss to the New England Patriots in Mexico City. He stood for the Mexican anthem, angering Trump.

"Marshawn Lynch of the NFL's Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem," Trump tweeted Monday. "Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down."

Lynch told Raiders coach Jack Del Rio this summer that he has been sitting for the anthem for 11 years.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf responded to the tweet a few hours later.

"#Oakland loves our own @MoneyLynch," Schaaf tweeted. "Let's suspend @realDonaldTrump instead."

Lynch's mom issued her responses Monday afternoon.

"What NFL team do Trump own? Oh yeah they wouldn't let him have one!!..." Delisha Lynch tweeted.

She also tweeted photos of a turkey giveaway that Lynch was involved in on Sunday.

"This what Marshawn Lynch about!! A blessing to his Family and community," Lynch tweeted.

"Thank you to all the people that showed up for our 12th year at handing out Turkeys !!!God is the head of our lives, If you make a positive outlook on someones life thats all that matters .thinking of others daily."

Marshawn's mom was referencing Trump's attempt at buying the Buffalo Bills in 2014. Billionaire Terry Pegula eventually ended up winning the bid to buy the franchise.

Del Rio's wife, Linda Del Rio, also responded to Trump's tweet.

"President Trump I voted for you, which I now regret," Del Rio tweeted, before deleting, according to Sports Illustrated. "Football is a powerful platform -here's the charitable work we did in Mexico City #NFLproud."

Lynch wore cleats Sunday featuring a Mexican flag, according to the New York Times. He wore an "Everybody vs. Trump" T-shirt in October before a Raiders game.

The Raiders veteran running back had 67 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's loss.

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