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White House cancels Eagles visit

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The White House announced last Monday night that they have canceled the Philadelphia Eagles visit. The Eagles were granted an opportunity to visit the White House as a 2018 champion.

They defeated the New England Patriots in February in Super Bowl LII. Philadelphia won 41-33 over the New England Patriots at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, and Nate Sudfeld during the Eagles parade (Getty Images)

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback’s Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, and Nate Sudfeld during the Eagles parade (Getty Images)

The Eagles were slated to visit the White House on Tuesday, June 5th. Eagles Head Coach Doug Peterson told the media on May 22nd that the team would be going in June.

“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” President Donald Trump said in the statement. “They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, Hans on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.

“The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserves better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes, who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 pm with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.”

Eagles defensive end Chris Long and safety Malcolm Jenkins, among others, who refuse to stand for the National Anthem. The NFL recently passed a new rule that insists that the players either be on the field or be in the locker room for the National Anthem for those, who want to protest the flag.

According to NFL.com, the Eagles wanted to send less than 10 players, including Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. The White House obviously rejected that after the team rejected sending their entire team.

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