Critics slam Trump decision to disinvite Eagles

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The Eagles safety, who has been a vocal advocate for social justice, felt like talking wasn't getting his point across. Jenkins let his cards speak.

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The White House announced on Monday the Eagles' invitation to an event to celebrate their Super Bowl LII triumph had been withdrawn, a statement reading: "The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow".

Tight end Zach Ertz yesterday criticised Fox News after the network illustrated a news segment about Trump's decision with footage of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling in prayer during a news segment, creating the misleading impression that they were protesting.

Mrs. Trump recently spent five days in the hospital following a kidney procedure and stayed out of sight for more than three weeks before re-emerging at a private White House reception Monday. He declined to provide information on how things escalated to the White House accusing players of abandoning their fans by deciding to not attend.

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According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie had planned to send a smaller contingent to the White House as a way to avoid putting his players in a hard spot.

Earlier, the White House said that the team notified the White House last week that 81 people, including players, coaches, and managers would be attending.

There was no disagreement from fellow basketball star Stephen Curry, who angered Mr Trump a year ago when he said he would not go to the White House after the Warriors' NBA triumph, leading the president to disinvite him and his team. "Unfortunately, only a small number of players chose to come, and we canceled the event". Trump's feud with NFL players over some's decision to not stand for the national anthem as a form of protest became a cultural subplot of the 2017 season. "As he did with the Eagles and as he has done before", Burnett said.

U.S. Senator Bob Casey from Pennsylvania said he would not attend the White House celebration and invited the Eagles to Congress instead. The comments spurred many players throughout the league to kneel during the anthem the following week, and debate over the issue ultimately led to a new NFL policy passed last month that will fine teams if players show any form of disrespect during the anthem moving forward.

Jenkins was one of several Eagles players who said before Trump's disinvite that they would not be going to the White House.