Video Shows What Mike Evans Said Following His Fight

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Things got a little hotter during yesterday's big game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.

The end result was an ejection and subsequent suspension for wide receiver Mike Evans after pushing Saints defender Marson Lattimore to the ground.

But as he was being pulled aside to be taken off the field by NFL officials, Evans could be seen talking to him.

It was not difficult to read his lips and analyze what he said.

"That's Tom Brady!" Evans told the referee.

"What do you want me to do?"

The clip has gone incredibly viral with over 7.7 million views and over 150,000 likes on Scott Whittle's tweet about it.

There were some mixed reactions in the comments though:

"The one thing we can all be sure of is when Mike Evans comes back after his 1 game suspension...

Tom Brady will target him 25+ times. You know it's coming," one fan declared.

"Suspended a game. Short term loss, long term gain.

Here for it, team building," wrote another.

"The real one," said NBA star Jaa Morant.

That excuse probably won't go down well with the board reviewing Evans' conduct.

He may want to offer a more plausible explanation than defending Tom Brady's honor if he wants to avoid a one-game suspension this week.

What do you think of Evans' comments?