President Donald Trump issued a press release Monday banning the Tremendous Bowl champion Eagles from visiting the White House.
Donald Trump points a press release saying neither the #Eagles, nor staff representatives, are welcome on the White House tomorrow for his or her Tremendous Bowl visit. Unreal. pic.twitter.com/PXEoZ43XY0
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June four, 2018
The Eagles held conferences with their gamers in current weeks in regard to the journey, in accordance with NFL.com. A big group of gamers had determined to not attend the White House, based on a report from ESPN.
The report stated Eagles proprietor Jeff Lurie did not need to put the gamers in a troublesome spot, so he determined to ship a smaller contingent to the White House. Different gamers have been going to have an optionally available day on the facility. Now, no journey in any respect.
Philadelphia defeated the Patriots within the Tremendous Bowl final season to earn a visit on the White House, however like different groups with the identical alternative, selected to permit gamers the choice to stay house.
Final week, The NFL introduced a brand new rule banning gamers from kneeling in protest through the enjoying of the nationwide anthem earlier than video games. In the event that they select to not stand, they will keep within the locker room, but when they violate the brand new rule, their groups can be fined.
President Trump was in favor of the brand new rule.
Eagles representatives visited the Pennsylvania Capitol on Monday.
The Pennsylvania Capitol had some particular guests today. Nice to satisfy @Eagles President Don Smolenski – thanks for bringing the Lombardi Trophy alongside to rejoice the @SuperBowl champions. #PAproud #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/o6fLkXaMTT
— Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) June four, 2018