Trump Pulls White House Invite To Eagles, Because They Won't Stand For Flag

President Trump cancelled the Philadelphia Eagles' team visit to the White House after part of team opted not to attend.

Washington, D.C. – President Donald Trump has canceled invite for the Super Bowl champion visit to the White House because multiple team members opted not to come rather than stand for the National Anthem.

"The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow," President Donald Trump said in a statement released on Monday.

"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,” the President’s statement read.

President Trump said the Eagles’ fans were still invited to come and participate in a “different kind of ceremony,” according to CNN.

"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," President Trump said, according to CNN.

The NFL recently adopted a new policy that said players could remain in the locker room while the national anthem was played; however, players and personnel who choose to be out on the field must stand for the National Anthem or they will be fined, according to ESPN.

It’s not the first time this President has told athletes to stay home.

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After the San Francisco-based Golden State Warriors won the national basketball championship in 2017, Golden State Coach Steve Kerr said his team had not decided whether they would go to the White House, according to the Washington Post.

Two-time MVP Stephen Curry had initially said he didn't want to attend, USA Today reported.

“I don’t want to go,” Curry said. “That’s kind of the nucleus of my belief… [But] it’s not just me going to the White House. If it was, this would be a pretty short conversation.”

The President was quick to rescind his invitation to the entire championship basketball team over the snub.

“Going to the White House in considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!” President Trump tweeted the next day.

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CRETE GARY
CRETE GARY

Who canceled?Who said they did not wish to come?If only a few of the team would show up the media would have a field day just as they are now.Saw the event and it went off fine with out them

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

"Trump cancelled."😂 alright. Even though multiple Eagles stated months ago that they weren't coming.

It's like saying "you can't quit, you're fired!" what a fucking clown.

mmagr88
mmagr88

The Eagles confirmed with 80 personnel showing up then they changed it to a handful of people. They wanted to reschedule when Trump was away in Singapore. The Eagles tired to play politics and got busted.

John.Brown
John.Brown

Aren't the Eagles a rock band?

b1rd
b1rd

Someone can't read or understand very well so they are making stuff up. “Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event.“ It had already been decided that certain (children) were not going to go (because of their tantrum). He was not addressing these children. The ENTIRE EVENT was canceled. Pretty simple for an adult to understand.