It’s been whirlwind couple of days for Eagles fans — but in true Philly spirit, the city has answered with a resounding “No one likes us, we don’t care.”
The White House is blaming the Philadelphia Eagles for President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel a planned White House event celebrating the team’s Super Bowl championship. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says, “the vast majority of the Eagles team decided to abandon their fans,” prompting Trump to cancel.
And contrary to the statement released by the White House, the Eagles have doubled down on their support of the fans.
“It has been incredibly thrilling to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship,” the statement read. “Watching the entire Eagles community come together has been an inspiration. We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season.”
It doesn’t seem like Eagles fans feel too abandoned and the tale the White House is spinning seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Philly fans know when they’re being baited and have instead taken to the internet in support of their team.
Here are a few of the memes the internet has created in support of the team.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 5, 2018
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Nobody wants to go to that either, Mr. Crybaby. . . . . . #presidentcrybaby #probablylegit #whitehouseproblems #nobodylikesyou #teamkaepernick #trumpisaliarandacheat #trumpisaracist #liarinchief #traitorinchief #traitortrump #eagles #whitehousevisit #petulantchild #votethemout #trumpsterfire #whinylittlebitch #stupidwatergate
Among Eagles fans walking around Center City, there wasn’t much support for President Trump, but some.
“The players, I mean if they want to make a stance against police brutality and Black Lives Matter and all that stuff, there’s a forum for that. When you’re invited by the president to celebrate being the Super Bowl champs, you should honor his respect, and go,” said Mark Banik.
Lynette Stewart supports the Eagles, but thinks it’s not that big of a deal. “If they don’t care about them not getting invited. Because they didn’t want to go anyway,” Stewart said.
“It wasn’t against the flag, it was about, like, the injustice that was done to black people. What [President Trump] said, the remark he made, made a lot of black people, the football stars, made them not want to mess with him or go see him.” Stewart was alluding to when Trump called those protesting at NFL games “sons of bitches.”
Netta Johnson says she and other Philadelphians will always have the Eagles’ backs, no matter what. “Eagles fans are gonna love the Eagles no matter if they went or if they didn’t go,” Johnson said.