Less than 24 hours before the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were set to visit the White House, President Donald Trump pulled their invitation, citing the Eagles protests during the National Anthem.
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NFL players are now required to stand and “show respect for the flag” per a new policy adopted by the NFL on Wednesday. The new policy was enacted after TV ratings and ticket sales plunged when multiple NFL players refused to stand during the National Anthem last season.
Adidas has expressed interest in signing unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to an endorsement deal. But there’s a catch: a NFL team has to sign him first.
Kaepernick ran afoul of NFL owners with his ongoing national anthem protests.
ABC is over the whole NFL football kneeling debate. The network cancelled a completed episode of ‘Black-ish’ that dealt with the National Anthem kneeling controversy.
At least 3 Philadelphia Eagles players say they won’t be on the team plane when the Super Bowl champions Eagles fly to Washington, D.C. to visit the White House.
Malcom Jenkins, Torrey Smith and Chris Long have confirmed they do not plan to visit the White House because President Donald Trump lives there.
Sunday’s Super Bowl is the lowest rated since Super Bowl XLIV in 2010. Football fans tuned out in droves rather than watch the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Vince Lombardi trophy in the team’s history.
The Eagles upset Tom Brady and the New England Patriots by a score of 41-33 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
NFL fans have seen the last of Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter, who announced he is stepping down as the company CEO.
Schnatter sparked controversy in November when he pulled Papa John’s NFL commercials amid the ongoing NFL player protests.
Colin Kaepernick has been named “Citizen of the Year” by GQ magazine. The men’s fashion and livestyle magazine recognized Kaepernick for his social justice activism last year.
Kaepernick, 30, showed up for the cover shoot and a photo spread inside the issue, but he refused to sit for an interview.
Papa John’s pizza founder John Schnatter was forced to do damage control to avoid another PR disaster after complaining loudly about the ongoing NFL protests last week.
Pizza franchise Papa John’s is pulling all NFL TV and print advertisements — worth millions of dollars in ad revenue — due to the ongoing NFL protests which he says is hurting his sales.