Which Patriots Stand Against Patriotism?
After the surprising comeback over the Atlanta Falcons, the New England Patriots have two players that do not plan to visit the Trump White House. Typically, the winning team is invited to meet the president, but these players will not be attending.
Moments after the Super Bowl 51 win, Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett informed reporters that he wouldn’t be attending the White House ceremony. This is, of course, because of his beliefs about President Donald Trump.
Which other player stands with Bennett?
Devin McCourty Joins Martellus Bennett
The Patriots captain and defensive end Devin McCourty also plans to skip the event. He told Time, “I’m not going to the White House. I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.”
Despite the fact that quarterback Tom Brady, coach Bill Belichick, and owner Robert Kraft have relationships with President Trump, these players plan on skipping the event and they don’t care about what their teammates may think.
This isn’t the first time they’ve stood up to NFL routine.
How Should The Owners Treat This Disrespect?
Both McCourty and Bennett have joined 49ers Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest. “If you see something you feel is wrong in society, why not help out? Why not try to raise awareness?” asked McCourty.
These two will be the first professional athletes to deny an invitation to the White House. These actions, much like their national anthem protest, are disgraceful to the NFL and on a much larger scale, to America.
How do you think the owner should treat this disrespect to the President?