America’s only hope, according to Buccaneers’ receiver Mike Evans, is “When Ashton Kutcher comes out and says we’ve been punked.” Forget that Kutcher stopped doing that show in 2012 — Evans is pissed that Donald Trump is the President-elect, and now we’ve got a brand new National Anthem controversy.
Perfect. Just what we needed.
Evans, the record-setting wide receiver from Texas A&M who has more than 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in three seasons for Tampa Bay, sat during the National Anthem on Sunday, in protest of the Presidential results. Whatever your politics, his quote is as entertaining as the highlights of his finest catches.
“If this happens, then America’s not right right now,” Evans said. “I said this a long time ago. When [Donald 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.”
Ha. That’s as good as this play, which occurred about an hour later:
.@Jaboowins escapes the ENTIRE Bears pass rush.
And still finds Mike Evans for 39 yards.
— NFL (@NFL) November 13, 2016
— Kevin ODonnell Fox13 (@ODonnellFox13) November 14, 2016
And so it’s time to assemble all the usual players: the offended and the outraged, who have their bib overalls in a bunch because Evans’ protest disrespects America, and occurred on the NFL’s observance of Veterans’ Day. The martyred keepers of the First Amendment, who say that soldiers fought and died to give Evans the right to stage his protest. The oblivious, who are saying “What, there was an election?” (approx. 46 percent of eligible voters).
Everyone take your places. OK, commence bitching.