Donald Trump inspires Buccaneers Mike Evans protest

Donald Trump inspires Buccaneers Mike Evans protest

Donald Trump inspires Buccaneers Mike Evans protest 2016 images

Buccaneers Wide Receiver Mike Evans Upset by Donald Trump, Doesn’t Plan to Stand for National Anthem Moving Forward

As the country adjusts to President-Elect Donald Trump and his victory in the U.S. Presidential Election Tuesday, many simply refuse to accept the results. In major cities across the country, people have taken to the streets to protest Trump.

Everyone has an opinion on the next president. Amongst celebrities, he’s not exactly the most popular. Football players are no except. Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans is so upset with the results that he decided to protest the National Anthem during Veterans Day Weekend. That, of course, sparked up more controversy with the whole protest thing.

“I don’t want to, you know, disrespect the veterans or anything,” said Evans after the game. “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.”

I guess Evans won’t be standing anytime soon now. Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who are taking a knee to bring attention to police brutality against minorities—whether you agree with him, his position, his methods, or not—at least have a specific issue in mind that they believe they can help change.

In Evans case, neither he nor anyone else has any power to change the results of the election. No matter what your view on Trump is, the people elected him, and respecting the results of a free democratic election is the basis of our country. That’s why we aren’t in a constant state of civil war like some countries around the world.

“If this happens, then America’s not right right now,” continued Evans. “I said this a long time ago. When he 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.”

I guess Evans won’t be standing for at least the next four years.


Chris covers everything NBA, NFL and NCAA with his weekly recaps, highlights and anything else he thinks you'll want to know about and more than likely things you don't want to hear about your favorite team. His take no prisoners opinion gets some fans worked up, but that's because he's almost always right.

More in Football

roger goodell vows less nfl commercials 2017 images

Roger Goodell vows less NFL commercials

Chris MauriceMarch 23, 2017
donald trump weighs in on colin kaepernicks nfl future

Donald Trump weighs in on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL future

Chris MauriceMarch 22, 2017
marshawn lynch could make nfl return with oakland raiders 2017 images

Marshawn Lynch could make NFL return with Oakland Raiders

Chris MauriceMarch 20, 2017
colin kaepernick future with nfl in limbo 2017 images

Colin Kaepernick future with NFL in limbo

Chris MauriceMarch 19, 2017
demarcus ware retires proving its not always about money 2017 images

DeMarcus Ware retires proving it’s not always about money

Chris MauriceMarch 16, 2017
jordan cameron not a big fan of nfl 2017 images

Jordan Cameron not a big fan of NFL

Chris MauriceMarch 14, 2017
t.j. watt ready to join brothers derek and j.j. watt in nfl 2017 images

T.J. Watt ready to join brothers J.J. and Derek Watt in NFL

Chris MauriceMarch 6, 2017
jabrill peppers ready to take on any nfl position 2017 images

Jabrill Peppers ready to take on any NFL position

Chris MauriceMarch 6, 2017
john ross breaks nfl combine record but loses an island 2017 images

John Ross breaks NFL Combine record but loses an Addidas island

Chris MauriceMarch 5, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription