It’s no secret that Buccaneers wide receiver isn’t a fan of President Donald Trump.

Evans was one of the players who decided to kneel for the National Anthem during the 2017 season in protest of police brutality. He and fellow wide receiver DeSean Jackson knelt during the Bucs away game in Minnesota with a knee on the ground and a hand over their heart. After that game they stood with the rest of their teammates for the remainder of the season.

What seemed to spark Evans and Jackson taking action themselves was when President Trump came out and publicly stated that NFL players should not have a choice in the matter of whether to kneel, sit or stand, and that statement of restrictive freedom really bothered Evans — enough to take action for the cause against police brutality and against the President’s words of restrictive freedom.

That was last year, but recently when Trump decided to get back into the conversation of the national anthem and the NFL, Evans decided to fire back.

On Wednesday, as players reported for training camp, Evans was asked about that little back-and-forth he had with Trump and said this in response.

“Just a little friendly tweet,” Evans said.

Perhaps this is the last time we’ll see an incident with Evans and the President.

But perhaps it not, either.

Evans hasn’t seemed shy about addressing his concern with the President up to this point. That likely won’t change.

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About the Author: Trevor Sikkema

Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: [email protected]
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Dman
Dman
3 years ago

Could care less about this stuff. Let’s talk ‘ball.

Evans need to focus on W’s…..

fredster
fredster
3 years ago

+1

DrT1066
DrT1066
3 years ago

I want Mike Evans to be All Pro, NFC offensive player of the year and future Hall of Famer just like the defensive tackle that we passed on, Aaron Donald , has been on defense.
Oh, and games are won in the trenches.
Oh, great defense usually beats great offense.
And it is not Mike Evan’s fault.

Knucknbuc
Knucknbuc
3 years ago

Love Mike Evan’s. Glad he hit the traitor in chief where it hurts. I’m sure hes still mad about the beatdown the NFL gave him years ago in court. Hes big mad actually.

seat26
seat26
3 years ago

One more reason to love Mike Evans.

RudeGuy
RudeGuy
3 years ago

I wish Mike Evans would worry about football. He seems to be all worried about what the President has to say. This team needs to start winning games. The only big stories about Mike Evans this past season was a sucker blow from the Saints game and him kneeling again (after he said he wouldn’t) after the President tweeted that the players should stand. Focus on football.

Runole
Runole
Reply to  RudeGuy
3 years ago

Agree Not really a good look for Evans Does the average American really care what Mike Evans thinks about politics or feels about the POTUS?

When you start digging a hole for yourself when do you stop digging?

Drop a few less balls Mike

Countrybrew
Countrybrew
Reply to  RudeGuy
3 years ago

Amen

drdneast
drdneast
3 years ago

Why would anyone listen to what a draft dodging person who met secretly with his Russian handler for two hours and then blamed America for allowing the Russians to try and influence a Presidential election have to say about patriotism Madness.

scubog
scubog
Reply to  drdneast
3 years ago

You just never miss the chance to get political. You said you’re tired of hearing about the Jameis Winston/Uber driver incident and wanted to “move on”, but you never seem to tire of the Russia references that just go on and on. Me, I’m over both.

Runole
Runole
Reply to  scubog
3 years ago

Good point

the unhinged are still off the rails

Lord Jameis Christ
Lord Jameis Christ
3 years ago

Trump is a wannabe tyrant. Go Mike Evans!

RudeGuy
RudeGuy
Reply to  Lord Jameis Christ
3 years ago

I would rather him spend more time being “Go Mike Evans!” on the field. He can run for office when he retires from football like a few other players have done.

Mike.Seven
Mike.Seven
3 years ago

had to come back for this one

Hey Mike!

If ever I have a bad day and feel sad I watch the video of the Hillary supports crying
It makes my date bright puts a big smile on my face .

The kneeling players will lose this fight and I will laugh so hard as they get suspended stay tuned
I am sure liberal Dave and CGmaster all for the kneeling and lost of revenue
Hey Kaepernick howed that kneeling work out for you ?? LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grD_IINiH9c

Countrybrew
Countrybrew
3 years ago

How weird (sarcasm) that the president of the United States wants people to stand respectfully for the National Anthem. Crazy right?

DrT1066
DrT1066
3 years ago

Huh? Thought this was a football site?
Maybe, just maybe, the Bucs will actually win some games and be entertaining. Then we could actually have some real conversations ABOUT FOOTBALL!

RudeGuy
RudeGuy
Reply to  DrT1066
3 years ago

So true. Spend more time getting better at winning games instead of fighting political battles.