Some team members of the New England Patriots have decline the invite to the White House, saying they plan on boycotting the event.
The Independent Journal Review reported that defensive tackle Alan Branch, tight end Marcellus Bennett, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive end Chris Long, and defensive back Devin McCourty confirmed they won’t be attending.
Chris Long said he’s skipping the traditional event, but not because of politics. He said that he’s “just not doing it.”
“I’m just not doing it,” Long said. “I’ve got plenty of serious political reasons that probably don’t belong on this show, but I’m just not doing it. America’s an awesome country, man. Everybody knows that. That’s why I have this choice,” explained Long.
Blount, McCourty and Bennett don’t “feel welcomed” in the White House. We bet that they have strict political reasons for such decision.
Tom Brady is nothing like his teammates. He believes that it’s sports what matters, and doesn’t share the same opinion as other Patriots. His Instagram post says everything.
Brady recognizes real values, and this gesture shows that his desire for good sport is above all.
Does this apply to the Patriots who decided to boycott the visit to the White House? Maybe we’ll find out in near future.
The Super Bowl is part of America, and so is the White House. This boycott is a real act of disrespect. The traditional visit is meant to confirm the success of the winning team. It has nothing to do with President Trump and his political beliefs. But, someone can’t understand that. It’s the same as if they deny their achievement.