Mike Evans said he did not vote in presidential election
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans on Sunday chose to kneel during the national anthem, specifically citing Donald Trump being elected as the next U.S. president as his reason. If Evans hates Trump enough to make that loud of a political statement, perhaps he should have voted in the election.
On Election Day last Tuesday, Bucs receiver Louis Murphy posted a question on Instagram asking his followers if they voted. Evans replied that he did not.
— TampaBayTimesSports (@TBTimes_Sports) November 14, 2016
Another Twitter user also noticed that Evans indicated back in March he had no plans to vote.
— Mr. Son-shine (@Kozmosis73) November 14, 2016
You can understand why this is a bad look. While players have been protesting the national anthem or coming up with other demonstrations for a number of reasons, Evans said his protest was inspired by Trump being elected. Yet, the former Texas A&M star — who is a confirmed registered voter in the Lone Star State — chose not to cast a vote against the man he is protesting.
We know another NFL player who has been highly criticized for not voting, but at least he explained that he did not support any of the presidential candidates. It’s definitely a surprise that Evans hates Trump that much but chose not to vote against him.