Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins Lets Signs Do His Talking On Racial Injustices

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The NFL players who don't respect and love America aren't here, so we are free to celebrate the country with some patriotic songs. "I'm extremely proud to be part of this team".

"If you do go, you're associating yourself with his policies", said Howard Bryant, author of "The Heritage: Black Athletes, A Divided America and the Politics of Patriotism".

The NFL is facing labour grievances from ex-San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, both of whom claim they have been blacklisted due to their decisions to kneel during the anthem.

Another sign by Jenkins read: "More than 60 percent of people in prison are people of color".

The Philadelphia Eagles have predictably been bombarded with questions regarding President Donald Trump's cancellation of their scheduled visit to the White House.

Trump had written on Twitter, "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team".

"We're united. We're a team". It's over. It's behind us.

Some Eagles players hit back at Trump, saying the team never protested.

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The lowest part of the whole debacle was when President Donald Trump, during a speech in Huntsville a year ago, called National Football League players who knelt during the anthem a "son of a bitch" and said they should be fired.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said that last week the Secret Service received several dozen names of prospective attendees for clearance, but then Friday the Eagles told the White House that very few people would be coming.

And the Villanova Wildcats - this year's NCAA men's basketball champions, who also won in 2016 and celebrated with President Barack Obama - will have to decide, if an invitation comes, whether to return to Washington for a ceremony with Trump. "Some of the things he's said are pretty gross". I think that's important. "It hasn't come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up".

Pederson said he didn't have to address the issue with the team. "We weren't going to let someone try and formulate an agenda".

The second one gave the number of people shot and killed by police this year, and the sign pointed to the glaring statistical difference of African-American men in the USA population and the percentage of people killed by police who are black males.

Long took a shot at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for staying silent on the matter.

Brooks mentioned there were talks about sending a small committee to the White House but said "nothing was set in stone".

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