The Philadelphia Eagles will not be invited to a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their Super Bowl Championship, according to a statement by President Donald Trump on Monday.
According to the President’s statement, the Philadelphia Eagles were unable to come to the White House with their full team because they disagree that 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.”
President Trump’s statement went on to say, “The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.
“I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.”