Anders Hagstrom, DCNF(Image by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images )A minimum of 3 Philadelphia Eagles gamers currently revealed they won’t go to the White House to be honored for winning the Super Bowl.President Donald Trump is anticipated to invite the Eagles to the White House after their win Sunday night, but wide receiver Torrey Smith, defensive end Chris Long, and security Malcolm Jenkins have actually stated they will refuse Trump’s invite, inning accordance with NJ.com. The players’opposition follows a year of strife between the NFL and the Trump administration over the rash of protests during the pre-game national anthem.Trump had actually been exceptionally singing with his distaste for
players kneeling throughout the nationwide anthem throughout 2017. He likewise released a declaration prior to the Super Bowl urging gamers to stand. All three gamers raised their fists in uniformity with Black Lives Matter throughout Sunday’s game.”Though much of our nation’s service members are not able to be house with household and
pals to enjoy this evening’s American tradition, they are constantly in our thoughts and prayers,” Trump’s declaration read.”We owe these heroes the best regard for safeguarding our liberty and our American lifestyle. Their sacrifice is sewn into each star and every stripe of our Star-Spangled Banner. We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our liberty as we happily stand for the nationwide anthem. “< img title= "MINNEAPOLIS, MN- FEBRUARY 04: Nick Foles # 9 of the Philadelphia Eagles commemorates with the Lombardi Prize after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Arena on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Picture by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)"src ="https://i2.wp.com/www.bizpacreview.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/GettyImages-914355786.jpg?resize=640%2C469 "alt width=640 height=469 data-recalc-dims=1 >(Image by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)Jenkins’rejection is the least unexpected, considering he was a main figure in the anthem protests throughout 2017 and was a founder of the Players’
Coalition (PC). The PC held months-long negotiations with the NFL, eventually persuading the league to promise$ 89 million in contributions to black American and social justice causes.Long’s refusal marks the 2nd time he’s turned down Trump’s invite, as he likewise won the 2017 Super Bowl as a member of the Patriots. He absolutely assured to skip out this year as well on an episode of Pardon Take My Podcast.
“No,” Long stated. “I’m not going to the White House. Are you kidding me?”
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