NFL wide receiver kneels for National Anthem in protest of Trump election

by FOXNews.com  |  published on November 14, 2016

Mike EvansNo Tampa Bay Buccaneers player had protested the national anthem until Sunday’s game against the Bears, and wide receiver Mike Evans said after the game that his decision to kneel during the pregame ceremony wasn’t a show of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick. Evans said after the Buccaneers’ win that he chose to sit out the anthem in protest of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election and that he will continue with his protest in the coming weeks.

Via JoeBucsFan:

“I don’t want to, you know, disrespect the veterans or anything. 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.

  • stgabrn

    Tell the football player, he is playing for our enjoyment. We do not care what he thinks, likes, or pretends not to like. He does’t have a duty to educate us to his way of thinking. IF it has to do with anything dealing with our country then set an example. Otherwise, keep your thoughts to yourself. But when it comes to our COUNTRY and it s EMBLEMS he will respect them Or get the hell out and allow someone who is an AMERICAN fill the position. The owners and the coaches should not condone this. These games are for our enjoyment. WE do not care what they believe or do not like. WE are the ones paying them. STOP GOING TO THESE TRAITORS GAMES. DO NOT watch them on TV, Cable or what ever.

  • roboteq

    Well, he may claim to not want to, you know, disrespect the veterans or anything. The men and women who serve this country, he claims to be forever indebted to, but that’s exactly what he has done. I hear more and more sports fans saying they are just not going to give their money to people with these attitudes any longer. We pay to see them play, not to see them protest.

  • Concetta Altobello

    He is showing his ignorance toward our flag and the veterans.
    If they feel that the rest of the Country is wrong and he is right, is time for him to find another Country that will take his BS.
    I never watch the games and if all the deplorables will boycott the games and his salary is in jeopardy see how fast he will keep his stupidity for himself.

  • Betty

    another NFL team I will not watch nor buy any thing he might endorse

  • Walter Flatt

    BAR HIM FROM SPORTS. TAKE WHAT HE HAS EARNED AND GIVE IT TO THE POOR. THESE PEOPLE ARE RICH AND ARE STUPID ABOUT THE REAL WORLD.

    I AM A VETERAN AND I SAY DO THE ABOVE, OR DRAFT HIM, SEND HIM THROUGH BASIC AND RIGHT INTO COMBAT IN IRAQ. MAYBE IT WOULD WAKE THIS IDIOT UP.

  • justinwachin

    America chose Mr. Trump to be the president. These wealthy athletes need to understand that their position on a pro sports team does not elevate them to the level of God. I was unhappy with the two Obama wins. I did not sit out the national anthem. Of course I’m also not as wealthy as these privileged athletes.

  • David Tierney

    Pieces of shit. One feels oppressed another doesn’t like Trump. The next guy will be unhappy with the his fried egggs and not stand for the Anthem untill his eggs are made correctly. What a bunch of fools. And these fools actually went to college? You could have fooled me. You obviously didn’t get educated. Your reasoning has nothing to do with those who served and died for their Country. What have you assholes done for “YOUR” Country? Nothing. Yeah you have rights, thanks to those whom you kneel to and disrespect. Do you remember Pat Tilman? He gave up a lucrative career to fight “FOR HIS COUNTRY AND YOURS YOU IDIOTS”.
    You are disrespecting him and others every time you do not stand for the National Anthem. You don’t want to stand and I don’t want to watch the NFL untill you jerks grow the hell up and respect the Country and the folks who fought for this Country, to afford you the right to play your candyass game. In fact, whether you eventually stand or not, I am done with the NFL. I’ve got better things to do than watch a bunch of millionaire crybabies play a game that borders on flag football now anyway.
    You and your dumb ass commisioner can go to hell. He should have fired you and he should be fired.

    • Mary

      Remember our colleges are pumping our kids up with garbage liberal ideas. Part of the problem!

      • Betty

        I agree and do not teach any thing that is shows our history x: cannot even identify when wars were fought constitution ect.

        • Mary

          Hi Betty. The teachers or professors need to present both sides instead of teaching with a total liberal perspective parents are spending thousands of dollars to have their kids brainwashed and if the kid dare challenge the teacher in many cases they are punished or ridiculed.

          • Betty

            I agree 100% i m a retired teacher and I could not have continued teaching if I had said the things teachers do and say today

      • roboteq

        Pretty much all of the problem. Then again, the students don’t have to accept learning wrong ideals.

  • Linda

    I would tell the young man to find another job, and yes he is disrespectful to our veterans because the flag is a major part of our veterans. It’s called freedom. He has that on the field where he is privileged to play on and he should be so ashamed of himself. I will never watched his team play again.

  • Rodney Steward

    I’m not black, but what does the term we’ve been punked mean in the ebonics world! I like this, this just keeps the rating on a downward spiral!!

  • le3845

    We’ve been punked for the last 8 years.

  • itsfun

    Leave the country please, along with the celebrities that promised to leave.

  • Mort Leith

    So what’s new,,, just another N1663R in the N1663R-FL

    • itsfun

      Evans is a ass-ho__, but your response is one of a horses-as_

      • Rodney Steward

        But Mort Leith told the truth, that’s all that’s doing all this sick SH!

  • Momma Beth

    Move to Canada!

  • Peter Smith

    No -SSHOLE! We haven’t “been plunked”. You’re just a punk with an -ss whoopin’ on the way. Enjoy.

    • David Tierney

      I love these tough guys like you who threaten people from behind your computers or tablets or phones. Just because you are an Obama lovin tool doesn’t give you the right to theeaten folks. Grow the hell up, punk.

      • Peter Smith

        Oh, David Tierney. You believe I am a “Obama lovin’ tool”?“ Maybe you should try reading and comprehending the story.

        The player in question, WR Mike Evans stated,

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

        My response to his statement was my post. You want to call me a punk, go ahead because it is a question of mind over matter, I don’t mind, because ignorant idiots like you don’t matter. I am a Tea Party Conservative, you are the wet stain on the mattress. Now, like I said to Mr. Evans, Enjoy. Now “punk” that B-TCH!

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