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Old 02-12-2017, 08:15 AM
 
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The list is now evidently up to at least 6 Pats players not interested and growing.
Trump is a lightning rod----in his ascendancy he has made calculated efforts to upset divergent groups of people.
I respect the rights of Pats players to decide on the own accord whether or not to attend the White House super bowl honors.

If some players do not feel comfortable with Trumps game plan, do not attend----I don't blame them for not attending----this is a guy who has gone out of his way to alienate some segments our nation.
But how many of these six went just two years ago? Again, it's not all it is cracked up to be. A 20 minute photo op. That is all. No special tour. No lunch-in. I'm sure most of those six feel they've been there done that, no thanks to doing it again. Rather take the wife and kids on vacation.

 
Old 02-12-2017, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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The fact that several players are openly refusing to attend a White house ceremony because they dont like Trump. What a selfish attitude and really tacky. Did they even think about how that makes Robert Kraft look? When asked by Trump why some of the players on his team didn't show up..what is he supposed to say? Look, i get it, some people dont like Trump, but this is about the team, not the individual. Just really petty.
I don't blame them. I wouldn't attend either. More than some people, btw. More like millions of people. It would help if he put some ethnic minorities in his cabinet. He has none.
 
Old 02-12-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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I saw this thread maybe 5 minutes after it came on the board. I'm not fond of threads with politics intertwined with it. But I gave people a couple days to see where this was going to go. It just hit the stop sign.

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