Mike Evans Won’t Be Sitting During Any More National Anthems to Protest Trump
It looks like Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Bucs, who made waves over the weekend by refusing to stand for the national anthem, will be back to standing next weekend, and every weekend after that.
Criticism for his act reached a fever pitch when it was revealed that Mike Evans may not have even voted in the election at all.
To that point, he offered a lengthy explanation/apology:
“I want to start by apologizing to all the U.S. military members, their families, and the fans who I offended by my actions on Sunday. It was never my intention as I have tremendous respect for the men and women who serve our country. I have very strong emotions regarding some of the many issues that exist in our society today. I chose to sit as an expression of my frustration towards this year’s election. It was very personal for me, as it was for so many Americans. With that being said, I will not sit again during the National Anthem because I want to focus my efforts on finding more effective ways to communicate my message and bring about change by supporting organizations and movements that fight for equal rights for minorities. This Sunday, I will be back to standing with my teammates.”
So, I guess that was short-lived, right?
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