Among the people that took to Twitter to express frustration with President Trump’s statement to cancel his visit with the Philadelphia Eagles was Chad Brown. The former NFL/CU linebacker called the act “a bunch of B—S—” and followed that up by saying “The president continues to divide and lie instead of lead.”
The White House statement about the Eagles visit is frankly a bunch of bullshit. The president continues to divide and lie instead of lead.— Chad Brown (@chadbrown94) June 5, 2018
In the statement released by the White House, Trump stated the Philadelphia Eagles, “Disagree with their president because 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.”
And instead of the Eagles sending a smaller delegation they were uninvited all together. However, the roughly 1,000 fans that made the trip to see the Eagles would still be invited for a “nationalist” meet and greet with Trump, along the US Marine Band and US Army Chorus playing the National Anthem.
Brown, who’s currently a media personality for the Pac-12 Network and Westwood One, pointed out that Trump’s ongoing feud with the NFL has become a personal issue because no Eagles player has kneeled during the National Anthem.
No Eagles player took a knee during the national anthem last season.Not one. Lots did amazing community work. One donated his entire salary.— Chad Brown (@chadbrown94) June 5, 2018
The cancellation is the second time that Trump has rescinded a White House invitation for a major professional sports team. In September, he axed the Golden State Warriors’ invitation due to the teams unwillingness to decide if they wanted to go to the White House.
Many members of the Eagles oppose Trump and his policies. Players like Chris Long, LeGarrette Blount, and Torrey Smith said before the Super Bowl they would pass on the trip to Washington DC.