Fox News apologizes for using pictures of Eagles players praying, not kneeling

Night net null Not a single Eagles player sat or kneeled during the national anthem during the 2017 season, but that didn't stop Fox News from using photos of players kneeling on the field in prayer. The network used the images to illustrate the story of president Donald Trump's decision to ban the Super Bowl champions from visiting the White House.Tight end Zach Ertz called out the network on Twitter. 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, 2018MORE: Trump bans Eagles from White House visit"This can't be serious," said Ertz. "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."  Fox News later deleted the tweet which shared the segment: President @realDonaldTrump says Philadelphia @Eagles won't atten

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d @WhiteHouse ceremony amid national anthem dispute https://t.co/QOOUCg68Gd pic.twitter.com/CRHsoE6ArX— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 5, 2018UPDATE: Fox News has issued an apology on Twitter: Fox News apologizes for showing “unrelated footage” of Eagles “players kneeling in prayer.” Full statement below from Christopher Wallace, executive producer of Fox News Night with Shannon Bream: pic.twitter.com/3IfHURmpux— Michael Calderone (@mlcalderone) June 5, 2018Defensive end Chris Long, who donated his entire salary to charity last season, tweeted that Fox News should make an on-air apology:Fox News used the faith of Christian men dishonestly to push an agenda. That wasn’t an “error,” but intentional and strategic. They’ve deleted the segment + apologized on twitter, but many viewers don’t have twitter. An on air apology to all Christians would be the classy move. pic.twitter.com/qb8z8PwM1N— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 5, 2018Safety Malcolm Jenkins also offered this statement about the situation:#TheFightContinues pic.twitter.com/QWDdvZgQNL— Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) June 5, 2018On Monday night, Trump decided to uninvite the team from the White House because several members weren't planning to attend Tuesday's ceremony.The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018