Big man Marshawn Lynch’s mom and coaches wife are fighting his battles for him, trash-talking Trump

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.

Widespread national anthem protests in the NFL have led to fan boycotts and declining stadium attendance. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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.

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.

Others taught Lynch’s mother to think twice before getting into a political debate.


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