Offbeat Eagles Fans Show Up to White House, Man Kneels During Anthem at Trump's America Celebration

01:11  06 june  2018
01:11  06 june  2018 Source:   si.com

Trump taunts NFL players: ‘No escaping to locker rooms’ during anthem at White House event

  Trump taunts NFL players: ‘No escaping to locker rooms’ during anthem at White House event President Trump taunted NFL players in a tweet, saying they would not be able to sit in locker rooms during the national anthem at a White House event on Tuesday. "We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!" Trump tweeted.We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus.

Trump made no mention of the Eagles at the Celebration of America Event. He did tout the reasons Americans should stand for national anthem . Last year, no Eagles players kneeled during the anthem before a regular season game, according to an analysis by SportsPundit.

Advertisement. show ad. At least three Eagles players have said they WON'T be visiting the White House after Sunday' s historic Super Bowl win. Trump has a contentious relationship with the NFL after lashing out at players who knelt or held up their fists during the national anthem .

a group of people standing in front of a crowd © Screenshot/Twitter

The White House disinvited the Eagles from their Super Bowl victory and held a "Celebration of America" ceremony instead on Tuesday afternoon. Eagles fans still came out in support of their team.

Despite the Eagles' absence, a handful of fans came to the celebration at the White House. A few wore Eagles jerseys and hats, while another fan kneeled during the playing of the national anthem. Whether or not the fans in attendance knew much about the Eagles seems to be up in the air.

The "Celebration of America" was held to celebrate the national anthem and honor America. Trump sang the anthem in front of the crowd with the military band.

It was reported that fewer than 10 Eagles players were planning on attending the team's White House visit on Tuesday.

Majority of Americans say NFL players who kneel during the anthem are 'not unpatriotic' .
A majority of Americans, by a 58% to 35% margin, believe NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem in protest are "not unpatriotic," according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. By a 53-to-43% margin, Americans say professional athletes have the right to protest on the playing field, though 51% of voters said they support the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand. The poll also found that there was a partisan split, with 70% of Republican voters saying taking a knee was unpatriotic, while only 11% of Democratic voters agreed.

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