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Marshawn Lynch sat during U.S. anthem but stood during Mexican anthem

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Marshawn Lynch #24 of the Oakland Raiders sits on a Gatorade cooler during the singing of the National Anthem prior to the start of the game against the New York Jets at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 17, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during most of U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before their game against the Patriots at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City.

Lynch has not stood for the national anthem since returning from retirement this season.

There did not appear to be any other protests during the anthem as the afternoon games kicked off.

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick pioneered the protests last year when he took a knee during the playing of the national anthem over what he said was social and racial injustice.

This year, several NFL players have joined the protest including Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.

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