Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Philadelphia Eagles: Most of the players weren't going anyway

Philadelphia Eagles: Most of the players weren't going anyway

"It is what it is". "I think the fans deserve to see the Eagles with the president".

It apparently wasn't enough, though, for some of Pederson's players.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Chris Long, among others on the Eagles, were some of the most vocal in the National Football League regarding social and political issues.

As reported by the Hill this morning: "Casey is up for re-election this year".

But she said the team got back in touch late on Friday and tried to reschedule, "citing the fact that many players would not be in attendance".

Hours earlier, The White House said they will be holding a celebration without any members of the team - after most decided not to attend.

"Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend". "And at the last minute, they said two players [would] attend and a mascot. and the coach".

"This is going to be a blanket statement, and then I'm not going to discuss it further", Pederson told reporters.

"I strongly feel it's just a show, sort of a 'look-at-me, '" he said. "But he's sick of this".

Faced with the very real possibility of paltry attendance, President Trump deftly switched gears.

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump rescinding a White House invitation to the Super Bowl champions, journalists surrounded the player on Wednesday after a team workout.

The event will be replaced by a "celebration of the American flag" for Eagles fans with musical performances by the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. It seemed to insinuate the players were kneeling during the national anthem.

Some expressed disappointment that they had been disinvited and complained Mr Trump was unfairly painting them as anti-American.

"Listen we have a lot of freedom in our country".

"This isn't about some fake patriotism, about standing or some pageantry".

Mr. Trump wrapped up his remarks by saying, "We proudly stand for our glorious nation under God".

No Eagles player knelt or sat during the national anthem during the 2017 regular season, according to a report by Sports Pundit, which tracked protests among the 32 NFL teams. "This one lifts me". "I think his knee gave out from the tonnage it's holding".

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