ESPN’s Sage Steele Comes for Wide Receiver Mike Evans’ Protest and Finds Miko Grimes

The sports commentator called the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver’s kneeling protest during the national anthem unpatriotic. Miko Grimes, wife of Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes, had a few things to say about Steele’s position.

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ESPN sports commentator Sage Steele is looking like she might be in the All Lives Matter camp. On Sunday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans took a knee during the national anthem to protest Donald Trump’s winning the presidency.

“If this happens, then America’s not right right now,” Evans told USA Today. “I said this a long time ago. When [Donald Trump] ran, I thought it was a joke, and the joke continues. I’m not a political person that much, but I got common sense. And I know when something’s not right.”

All Lives Matter folks have been pushing the belief that kneeling during the national anthem is not only un-American, but a shot at all the men and women who served in the armed forces. It’s a subversive tactic used for years against African Americans who protest, but that didn’t stop Steele, who took to Twitter to call out Evans:

It didn’t take long for Twitter to pounce:

The definitive word came from Miko Grimes, wife of Bucs cornerback Brent Grimes, who fired this warning shot:

Come for her, Grimes did. The shots were all filled with profanity, but you can read them here.

Read more at USA Today.

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