June 05, 2018
In the wake of Donald Trump's decision to rescind his invitation to "The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team" to visit the White House, FOX News is predictably painting the Eagles' protests in a misleading way.
In the following video, they depict Zach Ertz, Corey Clement, Jordan Matthews (who wasn't even on the team last season), and Trey Burton as having knelt during the anthem. In reality, these were pictures that were taken at other times during pregame warmups, and not at all during the anthem.
Ertz himself took exception to being used as a political prop.
This can’t be serious.... Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this... https://t.co/kYeyH2zXdK— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) June 5, 2018
Why stop there, FOX? Here are some more Eagles players, past and present, who disrespected the anthem.
This is despicable also during the anthem this season pic.twitter.com/qFfheLAXCT— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) June 5, 2018
People forget the time Sam Bradford took a nap during the anthem. pic.twitter.com/EVPFKOdsaX— Jimmy Kempski (@JimmyKempski) June 5, 2018
Absolutely appalling, look at this picture...😂😂 pic.twitter.com/A1h7MhZk17— Patrick Meredith (@pmeredith77) June 5, 2018
this is a disgrace - during the anthem this is how you protest?? pic.twitter.com/Cxgkr63zdp— CK (@cranekicker) June 5, 2018
Flashback to when Koy Detmer didn't want to get up after the anthem back in 2002 pic.twitter.com/IDKl9aK5EU— ElvisBrows27 (@ElvisBrows27) June 5, 2018
Lily Foles wearing headphones during the National Anthem, refusing to even listen pic.twitter.com/a3xEBuE6E9— Pat (@patfishmanx) June 5, 2018
And what about when Tim Tebow's pretzel knelt during the national anthem? pic.twitter.com/k4Lojw11nE— John Sapello (@jsapello) June 5, 2018
Fox News issued an apology after the fact, but the damage was clearly done.
It's confirmed. The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team hates the troops, America, and freedom, and should all be deported immediately.
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