Colin Kaepernick took the nation by storm when he began protesting America by taking a knee during the national anthem. He didn’t want to “honor a nation that oppresses black people,” he claimed.
The man is personally so oppressed that he earns a salary of only $19 million a year (how does he ever expect to survive?) While Kaepernick had planned a quiet protest, it seemed like everyone and their mother voiced an opinion on the matter (including Kaepernick’s own, who denounced him). President Obama took Kaepernick’s side supporting his protest, while Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg surprisingly disagreed with it.
Kaepernick found a few allies to join his protest, but others are jumping on the “national anthem” protest for separate reasons.
On Sunday, Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans brought the issue back to the forefront. Evans, who previously had been standing for the anthem, decided to sit. And he’ll continue to sit, indefinitely.
The reason for his decision to sit is simple and clear: It arises from the election of Donald Trump as the nation’s next president.
“I don’t want to, you know, disrespect the veterans or anything,” Evans said, via JoeBucsFan.com. “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.”
Evans made it clear that the sole reason for not standing is the outcome of the presidential election.
“I said this a long time ago,” Evans explained. “When [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.”
In all fairness, he’s currently the most peaceful anti-Trump protestor out there right now….
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H/T NBC Sports