REPORT: Eagles’ Owner Rips Into Donald Trump As Team Considers Visiting White House
Unlike most years, players’ decision on whether they will visit or not visit the White House becomes huge news because of the controversy Donald Trump has caused within sports, most notably with NFL players.
Many members of the Philadelphia Eagles have already stated they would not show to a meeting with the President if an invitation was sent there way. Eagles owner took his disdain for the President to an entirely different level.
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie likely didn’t want these comments to surface, but he made ti real clear he is not happy with who is in office and he said so in an epic way.
Via NY Times:
“Mr. Lurie has also made his political leanings known in private league meetings, including last October at N.F.L. headquarters. Weeks after Mr. Trump attacked the league, several dozen owners, players and league executives met to discuss a plan to donate money to an array of groups fighting social injustice. At one point, a player said that it was difficult to trust the owners because they supported Mr. Trump.
Mr. Lurie took exception.
“Another fact I want to throw out there: Many of us have no interest in supporting President Trump,” Mr. Lurie said, according to a recording of the meeting obtained by The New York Times. “Yes, there are some. There are some players who do, too.
“But this is not where you brandish a group of people because they own assets in a sport we love, supporting what many of us perceive as, you know, one disastrous presidency,” he said, using a vulgarity to emphasize “disastrous,” then adding: “Don’t quote me.”
Trump has made the news within the past year in regards to sports figures. Back in September, Trump announced that the Golden State Warriors would not be invivted to the White House after Stephen Curry stated publicly he wouldn’t attend.
That was minor compared to him referring to kneeling football players as ‘sons of bitches’ during a rally in Alabama in late 2017 that prompted thousands of protests that following Sunday in response.