Philadelphia Eagles: Most of the players weren't going anyway

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President Trump has disinvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from their planned visit Tuesday to the White House.

During their coverage, however, the network misrepresented photos of the team to make it look like their players knelt for the national anthem a year ago.

Mister Trump went on to say that a different event will be held at the White House. a tribute to the miliary that will feature the National Anthem.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said that last week the Secret Service received several dozen names of prospective attendees for clearance, but then Friday the Eagles told the White House that very few people would be coming.


The NFL owners last week adopted a new anthem policy that will allow for players who do not wish to stand for the anthem to remain in the tunnel.

Trump abruptly canceled the event on Monday night, citing a disagreement between him and some of the players regarding protests during the national anthem, which are meant to shine a light on police brutality and oppression of people of color.

Trump previously stated that he agreed with the NFL's decision but, in a tweet on Tuesday, wrote: "Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling".

According to Zølck, the man didn't want to talk.


"Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our president is not a true patriot", Kenney said in a statement. The White House said they cancelled the event due to players not attending over their disagreement with the President's stance on protests during the National Anthem. "There have been players on other team that haven't attended the White House, since President Trump and other presidents for that matter, have been there", he said. "I think the fans deserve to see the Eagles with the president".

The move comes after a rift between Trump and the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors earlier this year. Instead, the Warriors focused on education and community service during their February visit to the nation's capital.

"I will be there at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America".

The White House later acknowledged that the low expected attendance was a key factor, saying in a statement the team "decided to abandon their fans".


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