People take their college football very seriously, especially when it comes to the rivalry between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers. It became obvious on National Signing Day that linebacker Rashaan Evans, who is an Auburn native, was going to be public enemy No. 1 after deciding to sign with Alabama, but some of the heat he has received from Auburn fans is sad.
Evans says that Auburn fans are boycotting his family’s company, asking restaurants not to serve him and his friends and kids are even trying to get him in trouble at school
Evans detailed some of the backlash that he has received since announcing his decision in an interview with Rivals.com:
“It’s getting worse,” Evans said on Monday evening. “Someone actually put out an article about my family’s business telling all Auburn fans not to go there. We are going to eventually start losing money. People are telling restaurants in the town not to serve us.
“It’s hard for me to go out and chill with my friends like I have always done because people keep coming up to me telling me I made a bad decision. It’s grown men. They are asking me why I did this to them. I told them I had to do what is best for me.
“You know I knew this would happen. I knew people would be mad and say stuff. I didn’t think it would be like this. It wasn’t a complete shock to me, but I guess that’s just how fans are.
“It’s just crazy right now. What’s getting crazy is people are going to the board at my school trying to get me in trouble. They are telling my teachers I am a bad kid and all this stuff. It’s just bad right now.
“Social media has definitely been the worst. People on Instagram are telling me how they hope I tear my ACL in game one. They will laugh when I do. They are saying my family is horrible and how they didn’t raise me right. It’s just crazy.”
It is sad to see people attacking a high school kid because of a decision he made to benefit himself.
Wishing injury or harm on anyone and attempting to hurt their well being is unacceptable, especially when your main motivation to raise hell is because of a simple game.