06.05.2018

President Trump cancels White House invitation for Super Bowl champion Eagles

President Trump cancels White House invitation for Super Bowl champion Eagles (Photo: Eric Hartline, USA TODAY Sports)

Less than 24 hours before President Trump was to welcome the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, he rescinded the invitation Monday evening.

Several members of the Eagles, including safety Malcolm Jenkins — one of the leaders of the Players Coalition — and defensive end Chris Long, said before Trump extended the invitation that they would not attend if invited.

Jenkins and Long are among several players who voiced support for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

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