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NFL Players Union 'Disappointed' at Cancellation of Eagles' WH Visit

NFL Players Union 'Disappointed' at Cancellation of Eagles' WH Visit

By    |   Tuesday, 05 June 2018 11:29 AM

The labor union that represents NFL players expressed its disappointment in President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Tuesday's White House ceremony that would have honored the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles.

The morning after the White House announced that Tuesday's event had been called off, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) released a brief statement on the matter.

"Our union is disappointed in the decision by the White House to disinvite players from the Philadelphia Eagles from being recognized and celebrated by all Americans for their accomplishment," the statement reads.

"This decision by the White House has led to the cancellation of several player-led community service events for young people in the Washington, D.C. area."

The NFL has come under fire in recent years over some players' decision not to stand during the national anthem to protest perceived injustices against minorities. Trump criticized the players last fall, which led to league-wide protests.

The NFL recently enacted a new rule that requires players to either stand during the National Anthem or wait in the locker room until after the song is played.

"NFL players love their country, support our troops, give back to their communities and strive to make America a better place," the NFLPA said.

Amid reports that the majority of the Eagles were planning to skip Tuesday's White House ceremony, Trump canceled the event and will instead hold a patriotic-themed celebration with military bands in its place.

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The labor union that represents NFL players expressed its disappointment in President Donald Trump's decision to cancel Tuesday's White House ceremony that would have honored the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles.
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