Anthem row: Trump scraps event

Anthem row: Trump scraps event

Anthem row: Trump scraps event

The day after the Philadelphia Eagles' trip to the White House was called off by President Trump, Golden State Warriors Coach Steve Kerr criticized a concept of patriotism that features "these military sing-a-longs at the White House to show how patriotic we are - even though we don't know the words".

Over the last 24 hours, U.S. President Donald Trump has rescinded the invitation of a White House visit to the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles over a dispute about anthem protests, and the White House has blamed the Eagles for "abandoning their fans".

James said Trump's cancellation of the Eagles' visit to the White House was "typical of him". "I'm not suprised. Typical of him".

"I know no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyway", James said at a news conference at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday. It won't be Golden State or Cleveland going [to the White House]. "I think if you layer on top of the fact that race relations are not good when it comes to talking about our president right now".

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers drives against Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California.

Come Tuesday, a bunch of so-called "Eagles fans" descended on the White House lawn for a replacement event that celebrated the military and the country. Some Warriors said they would not attend a White House ceremony past year, shortly after Golden State won the NBA Finals.

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Current Eagles players are placing their focus on matters of greater significance than publicly commenting on the anthem issue or the scrapped visit to the White House. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. "Pretty sure the way we handled things a year ago, kinda stay consistent with that".

Without saying a word, Malcolm Jenkins is speaking volumes in his message to President Donald Trump.

To White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Eagles players who had refused to attend the event before it was canceled were staging a "political stunt".

The league is facing labor grievances from Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, both of whom claim they have been blacklisted due to their decisions to kneel during the anthem in protest of social injustice.

Typically, tickets to White House celebrations for sports champions are highly coveted commodities.

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