Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans chose not to stand while the song played during this Sunday's game. And he plans to keep doing this as long as the Grand Orange Wizard is president-elect.
“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. If this happens, then America’s not right, right now
,” Evans said. “I said this a long time ago. 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.
The Buccaneers released this blah statement: “The Buccaneers are deeply committed to the military and honoring the great men and women that have dedicated their lives and have made great sacrifices to insure all the tremendous freedoms we have in this great country. We encourage all members of our organization to respectfully honor our flag during the playing of the National Anthem. We also recognize every individual’s constitutional right to freedom of speech, which is crucial to the American principles we cherish.”
On another note, while Drumpf's 60 Minutes interview did boost CBS' ratings, it was still down 25 percent in comparison to Obama's interview back in 2008. And Sunday night football beat it in ratings overall that night with NBC in the lead, followed by FOX.source