The White House announced on Monday that the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will not be making their scheduled visit on Tuesday.
The reason is they’ve been uninvited by President Trump because they wanted to send a smaller delegation.
Via NBC Sports:
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.
“The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.”
Trump’s war on the NFL and freedom of speech rolls on. So does using the White House visit as a political statement. This may never end.