Marshawn Lynch didn’t talk to the media much when he was a dominant Seattle Seahawks running back. He just went into “beast mode” and did his thing. But since his retirement Lynch has been a little more forthcoming. His recent appearance on Conan O’Brien‘s show let people know that Lynch is concerned about the state of American social justice. Talking about the Colin Kaepernick protest, Lynch was clear and deadly in describing his support: “I’d rather see him take a knee [during the national anthem] than stand up, put his hands up and get murdered,” Lynch said.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
One memorable departure from media reluctance during his career featured Lynch endorsing — in his own way — Skittles candy, the brand that Donald Trump Jr. just used to describe the Syrian refugee crisis, causing many to label Trump insensitive and oblivious to the plight of others. Trump’s Skittles comparison makes Trump and Marshawn Lynch strange bedfellows as the two highest profile Skittles talkers out there. Skittles has shown a pretty good sense of humor in the way it’s featured Lynch (see below). Skittles fans (and others) would like to see the brand set up a Lynch-Trump debate — or maybe just lock the two men in a room to discuss race and struggle and the value of human life as opposed to candy and wait to see what happens.