Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans sat during the United States anthem before an NFL game in protest at Donald Trump’s election as president. Trump last week beat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th US president after a campaign in which some of his policies proved controversial.”I’m not going to stand for something I don’t believe in,” said Evans, 23. Earlier this season, dozens of players knelt during the anthem to protest against racial inequality.That movement was started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who said he received death threats.
In a statement, the Buccaneers said they encourage members to “respectfully honour our flag”, adding: “We also recognise every individual’s constitutional right to freedom of speech, which is crucial to the American principles we cherish.”
Source : Internet