"Hey," an anonymous Eagle player told FWIW, "the whole point was to show up Trump by not showing up, but he cancelled on us. If we can't do that, why the hell should we go down there and raise money for a bunch of black kids? They want money, they can learn to play basketball or sell drugs, whatever — we got better things to do, like visit hos in Vegas".
Sanders declared, “Unfortunately, the Eagles offered to send only a tiny handful of representatives, while making clear that the great majority of players would not attend the event, despite planning to be in D.C. today. In other words, the vast majority of the Eagles team decided to abandon their fans.”