Skip to comments.Current and former players react to President Donald Trump calling off Eagles' White House visit
Posted on 06/05/2018 6:43:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The reactions will only continue as the week goes on after President Donald Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House a day before the Super Bowl champions were scheduled to visit (see story).
Politicians with local ties made their voices heard Monday night, while the president also sent out a tweet restating his stance behind the decision (see story).
Some current and former NFL players also chimed in on the news.
"I guess he was upset with the delegation we were sending," Eagles safety Rodney McLeod said of Trump's decision in a text message to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn.
Former Eagle Torrey Smith, who played a key role in the team's Super Bowl run, tweeted:
There are a lot of people on the team that have plenty of different views. The men and women that wanted to go shouldve been able to go. Its a cowardly act to cancel the celebration because the majority of the people dont want to see you. To make it about the anthem is foolish— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 4, 2018
So many lies smh
Here are some facts
1. Not many people were going to go
2. No one refused to go simply because Trump insists folks stand for the anthem
3. The President continues to spread the false narrative that players are anti military pic.twitter.com/89GUNhJ4eE— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 4, 2018
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It's a total waste of The President's time anyway. He has more import things to ponder like the summit with the NORKs.
More of those obama green shoots of progress continuing to pop up.
Damn weeds need a good treatment of Round Up.
Reggie was always a disappointment. A tremendous talent, but a total lack of toughness.
Apparently this idiot and Howie Long’s offspring don’t know when to keep their big mouths shut. The NFL is going to keep losing customers as long as they keep it up.
The NFL players seem to have not learned anything about marketing and good sportsmanship in college.
Did they all get the ‘sports teams’ classes? (I saw them in college, they sat there for 50 minutes - I bet now it would be just 50 minutes of cell phone texting)
Blame Kraperdoink and his SJW’s! Total Ahat’s ...
It’s OK for the Eagles to make a political statement by not going, but not Trump by disinviting the ingrates.
WELL PLAYED, President Trump.
As if anybody cares what these thugs think, compared to Pres Trump.
These days I would have to struggle to spontaneously name even 5 NFL players.
Hey, break a leg and tear an ACL guys.
Eagles: we’re not coming
Eagles, NFL players and libs: Trump’s racist.
. ...love these comments by these ignorant, low IQ people. Each one that’s published switches a few more people against the NFL and hastens the day it folds it’s tent.
I really hate to say this because I’m generally in favor of big business and people making big money. But, it IS about respecting this country and that is one damned important principal we should never give an inch on! I agree with Trump. If you don’t respect this country, indeed LOVE IT then maybe you should get out of it. Many of us would buy you a ticket!
Criminal cry baby thugs:
You will never get this chance and honor again.
Why should the President give the Kneelers an opportunity to disrespect him (and America) in his own residence on live TV?
The team who lost a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be honored and feted by the President in the White House can lay the blame
on their Kneeler team-mates along with the team management and NFL who allowed it to happen and to continue.
The constitution affords them the right to speak their piece and express their feelings, as disagreeable as it may be to us.
It also affords us and our President the right to not respect them or honor them for their disreputable conduct.
Reggie Bush was one of the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” crowd. He’s an idiot.
Another reason not to watch the NFL any more.
F the NFL... may they rot in the TR-ash heap of overinflated egos... I stopped watching a few years back. The NFL, a place where rapists and druggies go free... if you can play that is...
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