The reactions will only continue as the week goes on after President Donald Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House a day before the Super Bowl champions were scheduled to visit (see story).
Politicians with local ties made their voices heard Monday night, while the president also sent out a tweet restating his stance behind the decision (see story).
Some current and former NFL players also chimed in on the news.
"I guess he was upset with the delegation we were sending," Eagles safety Rodney McLeod said of Trump's decision in a text message to NBC Sports Philadelphia's Derrick Gunn.
Former Eagle Torrey Smith, who played a key role in the team's Super Bowl run, tweeted:
There are a lot of people on the team that have plenty of different views. The men and women that wanted to go should've been able to go. It's a cowardly act to cancel the celebration because the majority of the people don't want to see you. To make it about the anthem is foolish— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 4, 2018
So many lies smh
Here are some facts
1. Not many people were going to go
2. No one refused to go simply because Trump "insists" folks stand for the anthem
3. The President continues to spread the false narrative that players are anti military pic.twitter.com/89GUNhJ4eE— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) June 4, 2018
For other reactions, see below:
Let me get this straight so YALL President saw that a few players from the Eagles wasn't showing up tomorrow so he got sensitive and and cancelled the whole trip? �� Man get this bum out of here! Correct me if I'm wrong didn't Eagles players stand for the anthem all year? ��— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) June 5, 2018
Don't Matter most of the guys weren't going anyway!— Jeremiah Trotter (@JTrotter_54) June 5, 2018
Why is this impeachment taking so Damn Long ��— *Joshua R. Norman (@J_No24) June 5, 2018