Fox News accused of ‘propaganda’ after implying praying players knelt for anthem

Faux news should repent! lol

Fox News may have hit on a problem as it looked to report on Donald Trump’s decision to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles from a White House visit “because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.” The hitch being that none of the Eagles’ players knelt for the anthem last season (some players did stage other protests such as raising fists).

In search of striking images, Fox used pictures of Eagles players taking a knee on the field suggesting they had knelt for the anthem. Those players were not protesting at racial injustice though: they were praying as players across the league have done before games for years. Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who is a committed Christian, tweeted his displeasure at Fox on Tuesday: “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.”

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