There was a time in our nation’s history when it was of the highest honor to be invited to the White House.
Unfortunately, the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t get that memo.
During last season’s brutal drop in ratings and fans backlash nationwide, the Philadelphia Eagles beat the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl. As the date inched closer there were rumors flying all over about how some in the Eagles organization didn’t want to attend the event.
The rumors flew in as an act of disrespect aimed at President Trump. The Eagles were only going to send a small number of players.
The President refused to let football players make a mockery out of the event. Trump pulled the plug as he felt the team was showing massive disrespect to the country. He added the following on twitter:
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
It was also reported that the original number the Eagles were sending went from 80+ to 2-3 players and a mascot. Thankfully we have a President with a backbone and an undeniable passion for his country.
As the NFL “kneeling” protest continues, the players, coaches, and owners find themselves in a very interesting position. The continued bashing of America, the anthem, and the White House is an awful look.
If they don’t get their act together before the start of the next season, it could end up being the end for the NFL.