Watch: Marshawn Lynch speaks at Oakland city council meeting to keep A’s
If you’re wondering why Marshawn Lynch is so beloved by fans, look no further than this video.
Lynch showed up at an Oakland city council meeting on Wednesday night to advocate for the A’s to remain in Oakland with a new ballpark. He was wearing a hoodie with the hood on, sandals, and a backpack as he spoke.
Oakland’s own @MoneyLynch spoke in front of the city council tonight on behalf of the A’s ballpark project. “We’re losing the Warriors. We’re losing the Raiders. Best not lose the A’s. (I) appreciate it.” #RootedInOakland pic.twitter.com/Nq85EBqM3g
— Oakland Athletics (@Athletics) December 20, 2018
Lynch’s point was straightforward and made sense: the area is losing the Warriors, who are moving across the bay to San Francisco; the Raiders, who are moving to Las Vegas; and he does not want to lose the A’s too. Lynch is from Oakland, went to high school there, and remained there for college at Cal. He even joined the Raiders to play for his local team.
Lynch was advocating for the A’s to get a new ballpark. The A’s have unveiled plans to build a stadium at the Port of Oakland’s Howard Terminal next to Jack London Square and are seeking progress with that proposal.
Beast Mode may not be contributing to the Raiders due to injury, but he’s doing his part for the city of Oakland. As he’s shown us many funny times before, he is a man of the people.