Bill Russell, the legendary Boston Celtics player, has posted a picture of himself via Twitter kneeling after President Donald Trump withdrew the Philadelphia Eagles’ invitation to the White House this week.
The President cancelled his invitation for the Eagles to visit the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl LII win after several players said they would not attend following Trump’s controversial comments aimed at players who choose to kneel during the national anthem.
“The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event,” Trump posted on Twitter. “Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!”
The Celtics legend, Russell, took to Twitter on Wednesday to say the Eagles should actually be happy they were uninvited.