NFLPA: Trump’s Cancellation of Eagles Visit Scrapped Player-Led Kids Events

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The National Football Players Association is claiming that President Trump’s cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles visit to the White House, also put an end to several player-led events that were planned for local children.

The union that represents NFL players put out a June 5 statement expressing its “disappointment” in the president’s decision.

“Our union is disappointed in the decision by the White House to disinvite players from the Philadelphia Eagles for being recognized and celebrated by all Americans for the accomplishment,” the NFLPA said in its statement. “This decision by the White House has led to the cancellation of several player-led community service events for young people in the Washington, DC area.”

“NFL players love their country, support our troops, give back to their communities and strive to make America a better place,” the statement concluded.

The union did not explain why the president’s cancellation of a visit to the White House forced players to cancel the events unconnected to the White House that players had planned for local children.

Breitbart Sports has reached out to the NFLPA for comment.

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