Trump Disinvites Philadelphia Eagles From White House Super Bowl Celebration
The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles' White House visit has been canceled due to the controversy over standing for the National Anthem at NFL games, President Donald Trump announced Monday.
"They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country,"Trump said in a statement.
It's an unprecedented move by Trump. The NBA champion Golden State Warriors declined an invitation from the President to visit the White House after winning the 2017 championship, but presidents typically honor their invitations to championship teams.
The President typically invites the champions of major professional and college sports to the White House for a visit as a part of their victory celebrations.