The Philadelphia Eagles won the franchise’s first Super Bowl Sunday night-but not every player will attend the traditional White house.
With the Super Bowl LII to win, the Philadelphia Eagles get to take home the franchise’s first Lombardi trophy – and maybe plan a visit to the White house.
But not every player will be at the usual ceremony in Washington, DC President, Trump has been shamefully clashed with the NFL in his first year as President, player has knelt down in protest during the national anthem. And some of his political positions and rhetoric have angered athletes.
Several players for the New England Patriots skipped the White house visit last year, after the team win the Super Bowl LI.
Here is a look at the eagle’s players do not fly to the White house this year, with the invitation offered.
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) stands with his teammates during the playing of the national anthem before the Super Bowl LBII.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins not mean “that the participation in” the visit to the White house, he told CNN, after his team win the first Super Bowl.
“My message has been clear the whole year … I want to see changes in our justice system,” he said. “I want to see us push for economic and educational promotion in communities of color and low-income communities. And I would like to see our relations to be extended between our communities and our law enforcement authorities.”
Jenkins raised his fist in protest during the national anthem in the season 2017.
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is not the Super Bowl celebration at the White house last year and don’t plan to this year, either.
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Even before the Eagles win, defensive end Chris Long said “not to excuse My” podcast that he will visit the White house.
In the past year, as a New England player, was Long among the many players who skipped the visit to the White house, when the Patriots won the Super Bowl. LeGarrette Blount, the visit is also a patriot-turned-eagles-player, skipped last year in the White house.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith has no plans to visit the White house after his team won the Super Bowl.
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To skip before the Super Bowl game, wide receiver Torrey Smith vowed that the White house visit. He told reporters the players pay attention to Trump’s tweets, and other messages.
“We are very informed about what goes on, and we continue to try us,” said Smith, according to NJ.com. “There is something very special, a group such as the people not only socially, but people who learn to really care for people and care more.”
If it is emphasized to the protests, Smith, that the players “are not protesters, the national anthem,” but instead of engaging in a “protest, while the anthem was played.”
“I don’t understand why people are angry or may be offended when someone takes a knee,” he said.
Reading the tweets from the last week of all of the trump trailer destroyed to say my mention of “You have to win before you are invited to the White house” pic.twitter.com/KkjJSi7AxJ
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) 5. February 2018
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.