Marshawn Lynch is Oakland born and raised, and he’s doing his best to keep the professional sports teams he grew up watching in his home town.
The Raiders RB, who decided to come back to football to play for his home town team after initially retiring, showed up to an Oakland City Council meeting Thursday to support another one.
Lynch, elegantly dressed in a hoodie, basketball shorts and slides, appeared before city officials and vouched for the city to grant funding for the proposed Oakland Athletics new ballpark.
“We’re losing the Warriors. We’re losing the Raiders. Best not lose the A’s. Appreciate it.”
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 is referring to to the relocation of the Oakland Raiders in 2020 due to the city’s unwillingness to grant funding for a new stadium for the team in Oakland as well as the Warriors leaving Oakland for the other side of the bay in San Francisco.
Last month the organization released images and plans for a beautiful new stadium set to be completed in 2023 that will replace the current ballpark (arguably the worst in the MLB) the A’s play in, the Oakland Coliseum.
The proposed new Oakland A’s ballpark is 🤩
— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) November 28, 2018