Just when you thought Fox News couldn’t go any lower in their effort to promote President Trump’s agenda, they do.
On Tuesday morning, the right-wing network aired a segment showing multiple photos of Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles players praying to make it look like they were kneeling during the national anthem.
However, these players were not kneeling during the national anthem and were actually praying before the start of the game.
In fact, no Eagles knelt during the national anthem during the 2017 NFL season.
Zach Ertz, the team’s star tight-end, watched the segment and reacted angrily to photos of him and his teammates being ripped out of context.
“This can’t be serious,” wrote the Pro Bowl tight end. “Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this.”
This can’t be serious…. Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this… https://t.co/kYeyH2zXdK
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) June 5, 2018
President Trump on Monday night rescinded his White House invitation to the Eagles, despite the fact that none of them had knelt during the anthem last year. Trump was reportedly upset that only a few players from the team actually wanted to come to the White House to meet him.