Mike Evans Protests Donald Trump Becoming President by Sitting During National Anthem
Here we go again.
Before the Tampa Bay Buccaneers took the field to face off against the Chicago Bears, a game they won 36-10, wide receiver Mike Evans decided to sit during the National Anthem in protest of Donald Trump becoming the 45th president of the United States.
“I don’t want to, you know, disrespect the veterans or anything,” Evans said. “The men and women who serve this country, I’m forever indebted to them. But the things that’s been going on in America lately, I’m not going to stand for that. When Ashton Kutcher comes out and says we’ve been punked, then I’ll stand again. But I won’t stand anymore.”
The question afterwards was regarding whether he heard fans booing him while he was doing it.
“I heard it a little bit and it was from the people that I expected it to be from,” Evans said.
“If this happens, then America’s not right right now,” Evans said. “I said this a long time ago. When [Donald Trump] ran, I thought it was a joke, and the joke continues.
“I’m not a political person that much, but I got common sense. And I know when something’s not right.”