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After Trump Tweet, NFL Player's Mom Fires Back

Delisa Lynch mocked Trump's failure to buy team
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 21, 2017 5:33 AM CST
After Trump Dings Marshawn Lynch, Mom Fires Back
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) smiles on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – Twitter user @MommaLynch24—also known as Delisa Lynch, mother of Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch—channeled her inner mama bear after President Trump attacked her son in a tweet Monday. "What NFL team do Trump own?" she asked. "Oh yeah they wouldn't let him have one!" She was apparently referring to Trump's failures to buy an NFL team, including in 2014, when he was outbid for the Buffalo Bills, Sports Illustrated reports. Lynch himself rarely makes public comments, though he had plenty of defenders after Trump called for him to be suspended for refusing to stand for the anthem, reports the Washington Post. Among them was Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who said the "bully-in-chief" should worry about his approval ratings instead of "picking on people." (Read more NFL stories.)

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