On its face, a Patriots vs. Eagles Super Bowl matchup couldn’t get more patriotic.
Then again, America has witnessed just how unpatriotic the NFL and its players can get.
Now, a defensive lineman from the Eagles has already announced that if his team wins he will not visit President Trump if invited by the White House.
From Daily Wire:
Aside from Amazon’s Alexa, not many are taking the Philadelphia Eagles over the New England Patriots this Superbowl Sunday. But at least one Eagle’s player is looking beyond the game and making it clear that he will boycott the ceremonial visit to the White House in the event of a win because of President Donald Trump.
Defensive end Chris Long told Barstool Sports that he he has no intentions of visiting the White House. “No, I’m not going to the White House,” he said on the “Pardon My Take” podcast. “Are you kidding me?”
Yahoo Sports has more:
Seeing as how Long was a member of the New England Patriots last season, this could be the second straight year he has to make a decision.
Long skipped the Patriots visit last year after the team won Super Bowl LI.
“My son grows up, and I believe the legacy of our president is going to be what it is, I don’t want him to say, ‘Hey dad, why’d you go [to the White House] when you knew the right thing was to not go?’ ” Long said at the time.
What a doofus!
Tom Brady’s Patriots visited the White House last year after winning Super Bowl 51. If they win again this year, there’s no reason to assume they won’t go again.
However, if the Eagles win, might we have another Golden State Warriors situation on our hands? Remember how Trump rescinded the NBA cahmp’s invitation after a number of players waffled?
We’ll know soon enough…