The ladies have his back.
Linda Del Rio, wife of Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, lashed out at President Trump for criticizing Marshawn Lynch, the Raiders running back who sat for the US national anthem and stood for the Mexican national anthem while in Mexico City.
Del Rio, who claims to have voted for the President, now says she regrets giving him her support, SFGate reports.
“President Trump I voted for you, which I now regret,” she wrote on Twitter. “Football is a powerful platform — here’s the charitable work we did in Mexico City #NFLproud.”
Included in the tweet were several pictures of projects the Jack Del Rio foundation performed in Mexico.
Del Rio also told the President to focus less on football. “Take more time being president of the United States and less time trying to shame” she wrote.
Since publishing the tweet, Mrs. Del Rio has set her Twitter account to private.
Mrs. Del Rio wasn’t the only Raiders family member to challenge the President. Delisa Lynch, the mother of Marshawn Lynch, took a jab at President Trump’s foray into professional football with the USFL in the ’80s.
what NFL team do Trump own ? oh yeah they wouldnt let him have one ,!! LMAO https://t.co/1rPa5jfMjE
— MOMMA LYNCH (@MommaLynch24) November 20, 2017
While Lynch’s mother received some applause from left-wing sports fans, there were plenty of conservatives around to point out the irony of a “big guy” like Marshawn Lynch having his mother fight his battles for him.
He is out @POTUS highest position in the country. Now straighten your son out. Be his mama and teach him to respect our flag and those who fought for it.
— Chris Champion? (@coolbearcjs) November 20, 2017
Don’t go after the president when you have horrible grammar and punctuation. Smh…
— Phase Trader (@Skatedudetay) November 20, 2017
Just amazing command of English and grammar. Mother of thug, it’s no wonder he has no respect for anything. A common theme throughout Pro sports #NFLThugs
— Deplorable Covfefe (@sparks1017) November 20, 2017
Maybe you and your son should move to Mexico where they are trying so hard to escape from to come to the America you hate! By by!
— Blake (@Blake9640) November 21, 2017
God forbid something happened 2 ur son while in another country, who do u think would be the 1st to respond? Yes our Military, how would u feel if they just took a knee in protest of your son? UR lucky our military is brave & proud of their country, not like your son who is weak.
— JZ (@jjsmaga7) November 20, 2017
how many time arrest? felony assault, dui, concealed weapon,hit and run..Parenting
— Mr. Tanaka (@TanakaSensei01) November 20, 2017
Marshawn Lynch was the subject of widespread criticism after he was seen sitting during the US national anthem before a game against the New England Patriots in Mexico City’s Azteca Stadium on Sunday. The Raiders running back stood for the Mexican national anthem.
Marshawn Lynch sits during the US national anthem, stands for Mexican anyhem pic.twitter.com/8wdaKprEki
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) November 19, 2017
Jack Del Rio also addressed the issue of national anthem protesting during a meeting with the press Monday, albeit in a less confrontational way than his wife.
“I love this country and I think it’s a great honor to play football or coach football for a living. And so my thought is everybody should pay respect to the flag and stand at attention,” Coach Del Rio said. “That’s how I feel about it. But it is America and everybody can make their choice, and I’ve made that clear, too. So that’s that. I’d rather concentrate on football, but I wanted to address that up front.”
Many people on social media have sided with the President, firing back at Linda Del Rio’s defense of Lynch’s national anthem protesting.
Sounds like Linda Del Rio is a fool only interested in herself instead of being patriotic to our flag. pic.twitter.com/1MceaIRgNj
— ⚓Jan.Michigan⛵? (@JanMI19) November 20, 2017
you are wrong Linda Del RIO the guy should be canned. Again President Trump is right. suck it up snowflake
People like Linda del Rio have no significance; it seems that Trumps hits a lot of nerves; means he is doing something right.
— Carolyn Thibodaux (@texasgrandma5) November 21, 2017
Tell blowhard Linda Del Rio, her lousy vote doesn’t even count in California!
— Roman El Master (@roedmoreno) November 21, 2017
— Valarie Vivino (@ValVivino) November 21, 2017
Others taught Lynch’s mother to think twice before getting into a political debate.
You raised a thug, he acts like a thug. Yet you are upset when the President of the United States wants NFL members to represent the U.S.A. professionally. Shame on you! pic.twitter.com/AJcoSLdtTY
— Michelle O’Farish (@meshell5683) November 20, 2017
ATLEAST he can form a coherent sentence. Respect is taught by the parent something you never instilled. If he didn’t end up an athlete he’d end up in jail. That’s a direct reflection of your shit parenting. Ghetto!!
— joey starks (@JoeyStarkey5) November 20, 2017
Funny, but on a side note, hope your son is saving his money. Once the @NFL monopoly is busted up, he may need to dig into his nest egg. 😉
— Don Montalvo (@donmontalvo) November 21, 2017
If people think Marshawn is ignorant, then seeing his mom butcher her grammar will reinforce their conclusion. And they think he’s ignorant because he’s kneeling to the world’s most just nation and standing for a pretty unjust nation(Mexico)
— All The Fiends (@TylerDoor) November 21, 2017
Since then the true colors have emerged equating to yet another correct decision made by our President. He’s always winning.??
— bruddahmon (@bruddahmon) November 20, 2017