(CNN)– The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in the franchise’s history on Sunday, however several gamers have actually already suggested that they will not participate in the traditional White House visit, citing their opposition to President Donald Trump.Eagles safety
Malcolm Jenkins, who likewise raised his fist during the National Anthem this previous season, informed CNN on Monday that he intends to avoid the White Home go to.
“Nah, I personally do not prepare for going to,” Jenkins told CNN’s “New Day.”
Wide receiver Torrey Smith, who also raised his fist on the field to reveal uniformity with the “Black Lives Matter” movement, revealed his disapproval of Trump’s war versus players who take a knee throughout the national anthem to demonstration racism.Trump, who released a statement on Super Bowl Sunday urging players to”proudly stand for the anthem, “praised the Eagles for their historical win.”Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on an excellent Super Bowl triumph!”he tweeted.” We check out the news similar to everyone else,”Smith saidon Wednesday. “You see Donald Trump tweet something … We have those conversations in the locker space, simply like everyone else does in the office. We’re very informed about exactly what goes on, and we’re trying to continue to educate ourselves.”
“They call it the anthem demonstration,” he added. “We’re not opposing the anthem. It’s a demonstration throughout the anthem. I comprehend why people are mad, or might be angered when somebody takes a knee. My daddy, when he passes away, is going to be buried with an American flag curtained around his coffin, being that he served in the Army.”
When Trump Are you joke me?”he said throughout an interview on Pardon MyTake Podcast last Sunday.Running back LeGarrette Blount, who played for the Patriots last year, likewise skipped at the time, stating,”I simply don’t feel welcome into that house. I’m simply gon na leave it at that. “Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who also raised his fist throughout the National Anthem
with Smith, has actually also been an outspoken critic of the President.