The Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to visit the White House today to celebrate the franchise's Super Bowl win over the New England Patriots this past February. That is no longer happening, though.
President Trump announced on Twitter on Monday night that the visit was no longer happening. According to reports, several Eagles players were opting to not take the trip to Washington, D.C. Philadelphia was set to send a small delegation, but Trump opted to shut that down.
"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!" Trump tweeted.
(No Eagles players kneeled for the national anthem last season.)
The Eagles are going to make today count regardless.
Philadelphia has reportedly opted to have an OTA day today with the team's schedule opening up.
The NFLPA put out the following announcement about the Eagles' cancelled visit, saying that several community service events had to be cancelled, too.
This is likely a story that isn't going away.