Before Sunday's contest against the Denver Broncos, Marshawn Lynch of the Oakland Raiders was already making a statement.
The running back was photographed wearing an "Everybody vs Trump" T-shirt as he strolled into Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver.
The T-shirt appears to be made by Oakland-based Dope Era, according to ESPN sports business reporter Darren Rovell. The piece of clothing is priced at $45 on the company's website.
Non-football related acts aren't foreign for Lynch. Aside from his T-shirt selection on Sunday, he has been seen taking a seat for the national anthem on multiple occasions throughout his career, though he doesn't address his repeat decision publicly.
President Donald Trump last week suggested that NFL players should be fired or suspended for refusing to stand for the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." His comments about the issue sparked more than 200 players to raise fists, lock arms, kneel, sit or even completely stay off the field during the anthem before last weekend's slate of games. Similar — but not as many — gestures were made during Sunday's games.
Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spearheaded the protest movement during national anthems last season. The signal caller, who remains without a NFL job this year, chose not to stand to protest racial inequality and police brutality.