Anthem controversy: Trump invites Super Bowl winner

The Philadelphia Eagles team is not honored by the US President. Donald Trump had repeatedly criticized the protests of some players during the national anthem.

Anthem controversy: Trump invites Super Bowl winner

U.S. President Donald Trump will not receive Philadelphia Eagles team from American Professional Football League NFL. As White House shared, team that won Super Bowl in February will not be personally honored by President as usual.

According to communication, reason for rejection was that many players of Eagles had refused to participate in event scheduled for this Tuesday, and only a small delegation would have appeared in White House. Some members of Eagles "disagree with ir president because he insists that y take pride in ir hearts for national anm, in honor of great men and women of our military and citizens of this country," it said.

The fact that much of Eagles ' players would refuse to visit White House was not a big surprise. Trump had triggered a debate with his criticism of NFL players who had remained seated during national anm or had knelt on sidelines. "Staying in locker room while playing national anm is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling (during hymn). I'm sorry! "wrote Trump on Twitter.

The NFL had decided at end of May to punish players who will not be in future during US anm before game. But you can stay in cabin if you want.

Trump had even described se players as whore sons who were to be dismissed. Eagles fans who wanted to attend ir team at White House were invited to attend a replacement event. "One that honors our great country, pays tribute to military hero, and is loud and proud to play our national anm," said White House communication.

National Football League players must stop at national anm The National Football Federation is threatening to impose fines on whole team in respect of "disrespectful behaviour towards anm or flag". This is how league responds to a dispute with Donald Trump. © Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Date Of Update: 05 June 2018, 12:02

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