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One of the many venerable honors for Super Bowl winners is an invitation to the White House. NFL’s Chris Long, who is one of America’s many renouned players turned down his invitation last year in criticism against the policies and function of Donald Trump. At the time, Long was with the New England Patriots. He’s now with the Philadelphia Eagles—who are 2018 Super Bowl contenders. So Long just may get another invitation to the White House.
When asked if the Eagles won, would applaud with Trump this year, Long replied during a Barstool Sports podcast:
No, I’m not going to the White House. Are you teasing me?1
My son grows up, and we trust the bequest of the boss is going to be what it is, we don’t wish him to say, ‘Hey dad, why’d you go [to the White House] when you knew the right thing was to not go?’ ”
Long is not one to hold back his clever beliefs per political/social issues—and giving back.
Last year, he was lauded by many, including former President Barack Obama, for donating all of his 2017 diversion checks to fund scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville and compelling educational equivalence in Philadelphia, Boston and St. Louis. And while he has stood for the inhabitant anthem himself, he showed support for teammate Malcolm Jenkins by putting an arm around him during the strain before a preseason game.
The NFL champion also upheld former San Francisco’s 49er’s football player Colin Kaepernick when some of the media tried to chuck shade on Kaepernick by comparing Long’s free diversion donations to Kaepernick’s inexhaustible philanthropy. Kaepernick has been criticized and hailed for his #TakeTheKnee criticism which has turn a staggering transformation against misapplication and police savagery towards African Americans.
Long continues to put himself on the right side of story while showing the NFL and the American people what strength, courage, care and loyal nationalism demeanour like. Cheers to Chris Long.