Eagles players individually decided on WH trip

Ruben Holloway
June 11, 2018

For many Eagles players, being portrayed as unpatriotic was a sting, considering that no one actually kneeled in protest.

"We love our country, we respect our flag, and we always stand for the national anthem - we always will stand for the national anthem", Mr. Trump said at the event.

No Eagles players took a knee last season while the national anthem played. "Going to the White House is a considered a great honor for a championship team", Trump tweeted at the time. Trump insinuates that protesters are anti-military and against the NFL new policy, which states that players must stand during the National Anthem unless they're in the locker room.

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Republican U.S. Rep. Ryan Costello, an Eagles fan from suburban Philadelphia, said on Twitter that Trump had handled the matter poorly and that he would not go to the White House. 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.

It is not clear what transpired in the run-up to Monday evening, when President Trump disinvited the team after fewer than 10 team members planned to attend, according to the White House. In place of the ceremony Tuesday, the White House will instead have the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus deliver a rendition of the "Star Spangled Banner". "Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!"

The dramatic and slobberknocker 41-33 Super Bowl LII win was the first ever for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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At least two members of the champion team and the National Football League players' union pushed back, saying that the event should have gone forward if any Eagles planned to attend.

"There are a lot of people on the team that have plenty of different views". "The men and women that wanted to go should've been able to go".

"What you've seen and what you've heard is enough", Pederson said when reporters tried to follow up.

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Warriors point guard Steph Curry, who has led his side to a 2-0 NBA Finals lead, said that just like last year, his team will not be attending the White House if manage to claim this year's title.

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