Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/eagles-denied-trump-cancels-nfl-champion-visit-over-player-protests/
President Trump announced his decision Monday night to cancel the scheduled White House visit by the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles; saying their fans “deserve better” after many of the players planned to boycott the event.
According to team officials, multiple Eagles opted to avoid the ceremony over the President’s support for a full-fledged ban on professional athletes “taking a knee” during the performance of the national anthem.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” Trump said in a written statement. “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.”
“The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!” tweeted the President shortly after his decision.