President Donald Trump has withdrew an invite to the Philadelphia Eagles to commemorate their Super Bowl win over the Patriots.
CNN’s Phil Mattingly shared a statement released from the White House that stated that the two parties disagreed over President Trump’s insistence that the NFL players should stand up for the National Anthem on the sideline prior to NFL games.
The Philadelphia Eagles will no longer have team representatives at the White House tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/YxxDdR2SPp
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) June 4, 2018
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo offered more on how the Eagles planned on having a smaller group of players and team officials travel to Washington, D.C.:
The Eagles held meetings with their players in recent weeks and, according to sources, Jeff Lurie didn't want to put the players in a tough spot so he decided to send a smaller contingent. Other players were going to have an optional day at the facility. Now, no trip to D.C.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 4, 2018
So many lies smh
Here are some facts
1. Not many people were going to go
2. No one refused to go simply because Trump “insists” folks stand for the anthem
3. The President continues to spread the false narrative that players are anti military pic.twitter.com/89GUNhJ4eE
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 4, 2018
Last year the New England Patriots sent a smaller group of players over to the White House after their SuperBowl win.