Published: Mon, June 11, 2018
Sport | By Ashley Hunter

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit over anthem dispute

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit over anthem dispute

Mount Pocono Mayor Frederick Courtright has written the team a letter inviting them to the area to celebrate their Super Bowl victory after President Donald Trump rescinded their invitation to the White House.

In a statement later on Tuesday, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins did not reference Trump or Sanders specifically but said, "the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military".

Trump said he would hold a different White House ceremony to honor veterans and the nation. "To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout the regular or post-season previous year". Reportedly, fewer than 10 team members planned to attend.

In response, the NFL has decided that players and teams will be fined if they kneel during national anthem from next season.

In a statement, Trump claimed that the NFLers were boycotting because they disagreed with him "because he insists they proudly stand for the National Anthem".

CHAMPS: Capitals defeat Vegas 4-3, claim franchise's first Stanley Cup
The Knights won their division, and were 12-3 in the playoffs coming into the Final, confounding the hockey experts at every turn. That sent the Capitals to the Stanley Cup Final, where they were once again underdogs, this time against an expansion team.

Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems
The move is undoubtedly planned to force developers to write for the much more recent and secure Safari App Extension Platform. While most of the announcements were based on new apps and features, one app took a major highlight, and for a controversy.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit
Huffington Post notes "working " is a favourite idiom used by the president , particularly in regards to talking about the media. Grisham told the AP the first lady would like to be "out and about promoting her initiatives" but "her health comes first".

The Philadelphia Eagles opted not to respond directly to United States president Donald Trump after their invite to the White House was revoked. Instead, the White House carried out a "Celebration of America" in a ceremony that included a Marine Corps band.

Defensive end Chris Long, who skipped the trip last year with the New England Patriots and wasn't planning to go again, said he hopes athletes on championship teams in all sports won't have to make the decision in a couple years when Trump's term is up. Relying on signs that resembled cue cards, the player-activist pointed out the high percentage of African Americans shot by police or incarcerated, and hailed the patriotism of fellow National Football League players who have demonstrated against racial injustice.

Before playing in Super Bowl 52, Smith told reporters he wouldn't visit the White House even if the team was invited after winning. Whoever wanted to attend should still have been able to attend.

We're asking you: Do you agree with the president's continued pressure on the NFL's National Anthem policy?

Last September, the possibility of a White House visit for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors broke down after Trump took issue with star guard Stephen Curry saying he would not attend a celebration.

Like this: