Fox News ran a segment this morning discussing the cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House. President Trump announced on Twitter last night that he'd decided to cancel the visit after only a small delegation of Eagles were going to attend.
The segment, unsurprisingly, focused on the national anthem issue in the NFL. It showed several Eagles players "kneeling" during games, seeming to imply that they were doing so for the national anthem.
The problem: They were not "kneeling" for the national anthem. They were praying.
No Eagles player kneeled for the national anthem last season.
Here's the segment:
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz called out the network for being misleading.
"This can’t be serious.... Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this..." he tweeted.
Trump took to Twitter to discuss the Eagles and the cancellation of their visit.
"The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!" he tweeted.
The Eagles will be having a practice today instead.
UPDATE: Fox News has apologized for the error.