Super Bowl 2018: Philadelphia Eagles star Chris Long vows to skip meeting US President Donald Trump after donating pay for social change

CHRIS LONG promised to skip the prospect to meet US President Donald Trump once more after donating his whole wage this season to affecting social change.

The 32-yr-previous gained the Super Bowl with New England Patriots final season and now strains up for the Philadelphia Eagles within the NFL’s showpiece recreation.

 Chris Long is hoping  to inspire Philadelphia Eagles to victory over his former team New England Patriots

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Chris Long is hoping  to encourage Philadelphia Eagles to victory over his former staff New England Patriots

Champions of North America’s 4 main skilled leagues historically go to the White Home to rejoice with the US President, however Long was one among many Patriots to miss the journey.

“No, I’m not going to the White Home,” Long stated on a podcast this week “Are you kidding me?”

Long earned a modest $1m (£705,000) this season, however he’s given all of his base wage again to the group.

His first six recreation wage packets went to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville, the place white supremacists clashed with counter-demonstrators final yr.

 Philadelphia Eagles star Chris Long is a big fan of past US president Barack Obama

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Philadelphia Eagles star Chris Long is an enormous fan of previous US president Barack Obama
 Chris Long is targeting more Super Bowl glory - this time with Philadelphia Eagles

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Chris Long is concentrating on extra Super Bowl glory – this time with Philadelphia Eagles

The remaining 10 recreation cheques got to assist fund studying and schools for youngsters in Philadelphia, Boston and St Louis, the three cities Long has referred to as residence throughout his NFL profession.

Long stated: “Football for me, whereas it’s enjoyable, I don’t get the achievement out of that alone.

“So selfishly the charity stuff makes me really feel good, makes me really feel like I’m not simply enjoying ball, I’m doing one thing greater than that.”

“I’ve been very fortunate for 10 years, made some huge cash enjoying a recreation, a youngsters’ recreation.

“I feel we now have a platform, and we’re accountable for giving again, and that is my method of doing it in my tenth yr.

“It’s not prefer it’s an earth-shattering sum of money – I’m not making $10 million – nevertheless it’s extra the act to me of doing what I really like for a trigger, and one thing greater than myself.”

 US President Donald Trump is a controversial figure for many NFL players

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US President Donald Trump is a controversial determine for many NFL gamers
 Chris Long is frustrated he did not react to racial unrest until it hit his home town

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Chris Long is annoyed he didn’t react to racial unrest till it hit his residence city

Talking concerning the violent racial protests in his hometown Charlottesville final yr, Long admitted: “It was tough to see that.

“However I’m by no means going to complain that I’m the one which has to cope with that stuff each day.

“That’s a actuality, and an unsightly underbelly to our nation that’s existed because the starting of time.

“And I truly hate that I by no means felt disgusted till it occurred in my hometown.

“There are people who have to cope with that actuality day-after-day and in much more private means. And so for me it was a bit of additional wake-up name.”

Long’s charity work was recognised on Twitter by former US president Barack Obama.

 Eagles ace Chris Long is now outspoken on social issues and also helps charities

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Eagles ace Chris Long is now outspoken on social points and in addition helps charities

“It was simply an honour,” Long stated. “He’s somebody who I respect and someone who I feel dealt with being the face of our nation with class.

“”Not solely do I respect him however he has a lot pull and a lot of a following, the chief of the free world till a yr in the past and did it for eight years.

“So when he tweets one thing about what we’ve been in a position to attempt to accomplish off the sector, it’s gratifying and means we’re performing some good issues and hopefully can simply maintain spreading the phrase.”

 Chris Long insists he will once again not be visiting the White House

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Chris Long insists he’ll as soon as once more not be visiting the White Home

CHRIS LONG promised to skip the prospect to meet US President Donald Trump once more after donating his whole wage this season to affecting social change.

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