At a time when a not-entirely-pleasant debate rages on nationwide about who should be open for business and where all the protective masks have gone, Seattle Seahawks legend Marshawn Lynch settles the discussion once and for all: it’s him, he’s the essential worker, and he has exactly what you need.
In the clip, whose only flaw is its cruel brevity, Mask-on Lynch does his best to observe proper social distancing, and puts to use his well-honed skill of driving a cart to much acclaim. Surely with more footage, you’d hear him offering helpful tips like “blue side out.” Or better yet, “I’m just here so you will be fine.”
Former Raiders CEO Amy Trask weighed in on Twitter:
This is just one of the countless things @MoneyLynch does (without fanfare) to help others - this is why I get angry when I hear or read references to him as a thug - if you think he’s a thug (and he’s not), let us all be thugs - thanks @957thegame for sharing this - and hi. https://t.co/ZtaJBLY8pf— Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) April 23, 2020
Lynch, of course, is well known and celebrated for his community involvement in Oakland, and his love for the city where he was born, raised, and attended college.
Yeah. Thanks for masking.