The moment five-star linebacker Rashaan Evans announced his decision to sign with Alabama, we knew he was going to become public enemy number one for Auburn fans. Evans is from Auburn and went to Auburn High School. For that reason, he is considered a traitor. That doesn’t mean his family should be banned from local restaurants.
Evans told TideSports.com on Monday that Auburn fans are trying to make his life at home miserable.
“It’s getting worse,” he said. “Someone actually put out an article about my family’s business telling all Auburn fans not to go there. We are going to eventually start losing money. People are telling restaurants in the town not to serve us.
“It’s hard for me to go out and chill with my friends like I have always done because people keep coming up to me telling me I made a bad decision. It’s grown men. They are asking me why I did this to them. I told them I had to do what is best for me.”
Not only that, but Evans said he even has people at his high school trying to manipulate teachers into thinking he is a bad kid.
“It’s just crazy right now,” he added. “What’s getting crazy is people are going to the board at my school trying to get me in trouble. They are telling my teachers I am a bad kid and all this stuff. It’s just bad right now.”
On social media, Evans said he has had followers tell him they hope he tears his ACL and that his family did a poor job of raising him. He previously described it as the entire city treating him like he is Satan.
As Crimson Tide kicker Cade Foster could tell Evans, people say some horrendous stuff on Twitter. He knew there would be backlash when he chose to play for his hometown’s biggest rival. Unfortunately, fans take it too far and that’s not going to change. He’ll just have to learn to tune it out as best he can.