The Philadelphia Eagles are the Super Bowl Champs and are not interested in following the tradition of visiting the President at the White House. Torrey Smith and Malcolm Jenkins both said they will not be attending the visit to the White House.
CNN.com reports: The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl for the first time in the franchise’s history on Sunday, but several players have already indicated that they will not participate in the traditional White House visit, citing their opposition to President Donald Trump.
Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who also raised his fist during the National Anthem this past season, told CNN on Monday that he intends to skip the White House visit.
“Nah, I personally do not anticipate attending,” Jenkins told CNN’s “New Day.”
Wide receiver Torrey Smith, who also raised his fist on the field to express solidarity with the “Black Lives Matter” movement, expressed his disapproval of Trump’s war against players who take a knee during the national anthem to protest racism.
Despite the backlash, Donald Trump did congratulate the team on their win.
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