The Scot bowed to public opinion and agreed to don the attire after promising supporters he would do just that in the wake of the Millers’ 2-1 win over Reading at the New York Stadium in midweek which secured their Championship status.
On the demand for him from fans to don the beach wear, Evans said: It’s been absolutely fantastic,” he added. “It’s not being disrespectful to (already relegated) Wigan or Millwall, I know what those managers and their supporters stand for.
“But I did promise Millers fans that if we stayed up I would wear my summer gear for the derby at Leeds.
“Thanks to everyone who has tweeted in at Sky Sports, it’s been a fantastic campaign, and I’m told (Watford striker) Troy Deeney, the best player in the Championship, was tweeting and it got a record number of retweets for him.”
Here’s a short video of his arrival.