Two days after his anti-Donald Trump protest of the National Anthem, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has apologized, and is pledging to stand for the Anthem going forward.
“I chose to sit as an expression of my frustration towards this year’s election,” Evans said in a statement, which is published below via ESPN’s Adam Schefter. He added, “I will not sit again during the National Anthem because I want to focus my efforts on finding more effective ways to communicate.”
Bucs’ WR Mike Evans reverses his position on the National Anthem: pic.twitter.com/61WJbXK6q5
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 15, 2016
Evans was highly critical of Donald Trump’s election on Sunday, saying: “How a reality star can be the President…that’s not a good look for America, I don’t think.”
The Tampa Bay Times reported that Evans wrote on Instagram that he did not vote in the election.
Evans had initially said following Sunday’s game that: “When Ashton Kutcher comes out and says we’ve been Punk’d, then I’ll stand again.”
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