Monday, Fox Sports Radio’s “Outkick the Coverage” host Clay Travis reacted to Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans’ decision to kneel during the national anthem to protest Donald Trump winning the 2016 presidential election.
Travis slammed Evans, calling him an “idiot” for protesting the decision made by his fellow Americans.
Partial transcript as follows:
You don’t protest election results when they’re free and open in our country. You show up and you actually vote. And if your side wins, you celebrate. If your side loses, you deal with the fact that the guy who’s now the president, or the girl who’s now the president, is somebody that you might not like. But he is your president, and he is our president. And that’s regardless of what race you are, that’s regardless of what ethnicity you are and that’s regardless of what religion you are.
Donald Trump is the president-elect of the United States, and come January when he signs, takes the Oath of Office he’ll be the president for the next four years and you’ve got to deal with it. Protesting a presidential election is literally the dumbest protest in the history of America. Mike Evans, you’re an idiot. Colin Kaepernick, you’re an idiot.
After scolding Evans and Colin Kaepernick for their protests, Travis said you can no longer escape politics while watching the NFL, thus another league-wide protest will be the “death knell” for the league’s ratings.
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