Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith just joined defensive end Chris Long in announcing they will refuse an invitation to visit President Trump’s White House if the Eagles beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl.
After announcing his intentions Smith made a nonsensical comment about the NFL anthem protestors
“I understand why people are mad or may be offended when someone takes a knee…People call it an anthem protest, it’s not an anthem protest. It’s a protest during the anthem.”
A distinction without a difference if you ask me.
According to Breitbart, he did somewhat qualify his statement with:
“I’m not saying we’re right about everything, but we’re willing to figure out what is right. We’re willing to work with people to find the best way to move forward because there are problems and we’re not shy about speaking up about them.”
Torrey Smith says he won’t go to the White House, if #Eagles win the #SuperBowl. “People call it an anthem protest, it’s not an anthem protest. It’s a protest during the anthem. When my father dies, he’ll be buried with a flag draped over his casket after serving in the military. pic.twitter.com/4TdU9qEzve
— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoPHL) January 31, 2018Advertisement
Not going to the White House in the improbable event you beat Tom Brady and the Patriots is a weird way to move forward, don’t you think?
Anyway, Trump is done playing games and the nonsense. After trying to talk some sense into the NFL players and owners and even Roger Goodell, Trump has simply ignored them.
For a dying league desperate for publicity that is a fate worse than death.
He is even opting out of the traditional half-time presidential interview, just to show them how little they matter.
“He is not doing a Super Bowl interview,” a White House official told CNN Wednesday.
Do you think Trump is making the right decision?