Kirsters Baish| After their recent Super Bowl win, the Philadelphia Eagles have made waves in the political world. It seems that a few of the Eagles’ players are not not at all interested in visiting President Trump at the White House in celebration of their win. In fact, a few players have refused to set foot in the White House. One of those players is wide receiver Torrey Smith. Smith, along with defensive end Chris Long have announced that they will not be accepting the invitation to visit the White House while President Trump is in office.
Smith announced his decision and explained his point of view in a totally nonsensical comment about the NFL national anthem protestors.
Smith stated, “I understand why people are mad or may be offended when someone takes a knee…People call it an anthem protest, it’s not an anthem protest. It’s a protest during the anthem.”
Breitbart reported on the matter further, explaining that Smith did qualify his statement in a way when he said, “I’m not saying we’re right about everything, but we’re willing to figure out what is right. We’re willing to work with people to find the best way to move forward because there are problems and we’re not shy about speaking up about them.”
Torrey Smith says he won’t go to the White House, if #Eagles win the #SuperBowl. “People call it an anthem protest, it’s not an anthem protest. It’s a protest during the anthem. When my father dies, he’ll be buried with a flag draped over his casket after serving in the military. pic.twitter.com/4TdU9qEzve
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoPHL) January 31, 2018
The interesting part? The players who are refusing to go to the White House actually made the decision before they even played the game. They stated before the Super Bowl that if they were to win, they would not be accepting President Trump’s invitation. The funny part of it all? President Trump isn’t playing games anymore, and he is sick of dealing with the nonsense. He is done with trying to talk sense into these self-entitled NFL players and their owners. So, he has just ignored the win all together.
The NFL is a dying league, so no publicity is worse than bad publicity at this point. Trump’s silence is working against the NFL in a big way. Trump even opted out of the traditional half-time presidential interview. On Wednesday, a White House official spoke to CNN saying, “He is not doing a Super Bowl interview.”
IJR Reported: White House adviser Kellyanne Conway told a Philadelphia radio host that she’ll invite veterans to fill the spots of any NFL players who boycott a post-Super Bowl White House visit.
Each year, the winning Super Bowl team is invited to the White House to visit with the president. Ahead of Sunday’s game, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long said that if his team wins, he won’t be visiting Washington, D.C.
However, it didn’t seem to bother Conway, and she already knows who she’ll pick to replace them.
“That’s OK. I’ll invite a couple more veterans that are Eagles fans,” she told host Chris Stigall. “No problem.”