Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, canceled the traditional Super Bowl Champs’ party the night before the event. The cancelation was made Monday evening shortly after 6:30 PM while the Philadelphia Eagles were still scheduled to attend on Tuesday (June 5), according to CNN. Another celebration was held in place of the originally planned event.

CNN reported that the announcement of the noninvitiation took many by surprise because, after all, much opposition has resulted in the past year because of Trump's publicly vocalized views and disapproval of the kneeling protest, a protest started in 2016 by then-49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The protest began in an effort to raise public awareness about unnecessary police violence against people of color.

Some embraced Colin’s efforts, and others, while they supported Colin, disagreed with his chosen method to exercise his First Amendment rights. Then, there were those who outright disagreed. One of those critics is the president.

Super Bowl Champs have always stood united

CNN reported that the White House was notified that only four to 10 Eagles players were planning to visit the White House, and it should be noted that a Football team's personnel is well over eight times that number.

A White House official told CNN that the Eagles' low expected turnout “infuriated” Trump and that prompted him to cancel the invite.

As a result of the headcount, the White House released a public statement on Monday night (June 4) saying, “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."

There has been no evidence found to substantiate the aforementioned claim.

In fact, sources told CNN that when discussing whether or not the Eagles would go to the White House, the issue of kneeling did not come up.

And just to be clear, every Philadelphia Eagles player stood on the sidelines, linked arm-in-arm in unity during the national anthem for each of their regular season games, and none remained in the locker room, reported and confirmed by both ESPN, CNN, and multiple news outlets.

Trump's message to America about football

In football, there is a play called the quarterback sneak. It’s an excitingly risky play because no one sees it coming as it is an unexpected scoring play made by the quarterback. It would seem Colin’s kneeling protest was one of those kinds of plays.

The protest has sparked passionate discussions on and off the field even if the message has been swimming around in a pool of murky politics. In the midst of these debates, America’s quarterback, the POTUS, has been making some bad play calls -- case in point, uninviting the champions and the continual mixing of falsehoods about non-patriotism.

In September 2017, Trump publicly stated that things had to "change in the NFL" and if they didn’t “their business will go to hell.” This must have frightened the NFL owners because all 32 joined in a vote last month to institute a new policy prohibiting players from kneeling without consulting the Players' Association.

Also in May, Trump told "FOX and Friends" that the players have to stand "proudly for the national anthem, or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there, maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”

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