But that isn't something that should come as a surprise to fans given that Lynch hasn't stood for the anthem in 11 years, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Fallon Smith. But I'm going to respect you as a man, you do your thing. "It's not a form of anything other than me being myself, '" Del Rio said.
Marshawn Lynch didn't play Saturday night, but he did make a statement in his return to an National Football League game field.
Although he rarely talks to the media, Lynch has voiced support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the anthem last season to protest what he saw as a pattern of police mistreatment of people of color.
The issue was polarizing when Kaepernick protested past year and was joined by several players across the country. Stanton completed the seven-play drive by hustling out of the pocket to his right and scrambling toward the sideline until he spotted tight end Troy Niklas, whom he hit for a 7-yard touchdown with 7:19 remaining in the first half.
Del Rio added that the protest was a "non-issue" for him as a coach.