Former Eagles player: Obama should invite players over for a BBQ instead

Former Philadelphia Eagles player Cris Carter said in a tweet on Monday that former President Obama should invite the Super Bowl champions over for a barbecue after President Trump disinvited the players from visiting the White House. 

“President Obama should invite the Eagles to his house for a barbecue,” Carter said in a tweet. 


Carter’s remark comes hours after Trump disinvited the team to the White House on Tuesday, citing protests during the national anthem last season. 

{mosads}”The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They 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,” Trump said in a statement late Monday.

“The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better,” he continued.

The president said fans of the team would still be invited to the reception “to be part of a different type of ceremony — one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.”

Trump has continuously lashed out at players who take a knee during the national anthem at games as a mean to protest social injustices in the U.S.

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