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Sport Fox News apologizes for implying Eagles players knelt during national anthem

06:31  06 june  2018
06:31  06 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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Fox News issued an apology Tuesday for a segment it ran implying that members of the Philadelphia Eagles knelt during the national anthem as part of the widespread protests last season.

Fox News apologized Tuesday for a segment that implied Philadelphia Eagles players were protesting the national anthem when they were However, no Eagles players took a knee during the anthem in the 2017 season. A Fox News tweet sharing the segment was deleted following the

a person posing for the camera: A screen grab of a Fox News bulletin. © The Hill A screen grab of a Fox News bulletin. Fox News apologised Tuesday for a segment that implied Philadelphia Eagles players were protesting the national anthem when they were actually kneeling in prayer prior to games.

"During our report about President Trump cancelling the Philadelphia Eagles trip to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win, we showed unrelated footage of players kneeling in prayer," Christopher Wallace, executive producer of "Fox News @ Night" with Shannon Bream, said in a statement.

"To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout regular or post-season last year. We apologise for the error," he added.

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Fox News is walking back a segment that implied that Philadelphia Eagles players knelt during the national anthem , when in fact the players We apologize for the error," Wallace added. Following President Trump's announcement that he canceled the Eagles White House trip, Fox News aired the

Fox News apologized Tuesday for a segment that implied Philadelphia Eagles players were protesting the national anthem when they were actually kneeling in prayer prior to games. “ During our report about President Trump cancelling the Philadelphia Eagles trip to the White House to celebrate

The segment, which aired following President Trump's Monday announcement that he was disinviting the team from the White House, featured images of several Eagles players on one knee while praying before games.

The montage included images of players raising their fists in the air during the national anthem, as well. However, no Eagles players took a knee during the anthem in the 2017 season.

A Fox News tweet sharing the segment was deleted following the apology.

The Fox segment drew widespread criticism from players, and liberal and conservative commentators.

Trump disinvited the team on Monday after it was reported the Super Bowl champions planned to only send roughly 10 players to the White House.

"The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better," Trump said in a statement.

Instead, Trump will host a "Celebration of America" event at the White House on Tuesday afternoon.

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“ During our report about President Trump cancelling the Philadelphia Eagles trip to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win, we showed unrelated footage of players “To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout regular or post-season last year.

[ ] implied Philadelphia Eagles players were protesting the national anthem [ ] It's not just the Eagles this one time, they've been implying that everyone is protesting the national anthem . Nobody is doing that, players are protesting police brutality and institutional racism.

The president has frequently criticised NFL players who protested racial injustice and police brutality by taking a knee during "The Star-Spangled Banner" before games last season, calling for them to be fired or otherwise punished.

League owners voted last month to implement a new policy that requires players to stand during the anthem next season or else face a fine. Players also have the option to remain in the locker room.

Even with the new policy, Trump continued to attack those who don't stand for the anthem, suggesting they don't belong in the country, and condemned the option to stay in the locker room.

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