US President Trump pulls invite to Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles

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

After the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in 2017, several players declined to attend the White House ceremony honouring their team last August, citing their differences with the president.

In a statement about his decision to revoke the invite, Trump mentioned the fans who planned to attend the event and said they "deserve better" than the "smaller delegation" the Eagles planned on sending. He said he'll be at the White House at 3 p.m. with the U.S. Marine Corps band to "loudly and proudly play the national anthem".

'You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, ' Trump said. Finally, Trump's tantrum just goes to show how ridiculous it was that NFL owners believed he would lighten up on them if they capitulated to him over the national anthem issue.

A number of athletes have followed Colin Kaepermick's lead by kneeling for the national anthem, to protest social justice issues, such as racial inequality and police brutality, across the country.

US President Donald Trump has said no to the Eagles. Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins raised his right fist during the anthem before games most of the past two years and has been a vocal opponent of Trump's. "The President continues to spread the false narrative that players are anti-military".

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie is a critic of Trump. Some players on the team had publicly said they would avoid the visit in protest of the president's policies.

So, whether the Eagles knelt this year or not, they planned to take a symbolic knee on President Trump and the White House on Tuesday. Since then, word has emerged that the Eagles were only going to send fewer than 10 players to the visit.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Torrey Smith, who played for the Philadelphia Eagles last season, wants to set the record straight about "lies" coming from the White House.

Democratic Senator Bob Casey called the event a "political stunt" and extended an invite to the Eagles to instead visit the US Capitol.

'This is a fear of the diminished bottom line, ' defensive end Chris Long said last month after the National Football League announced its new policy. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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