So far, six New England Patriots players announced they won't be attending Donald Trump's Super Bowl celebration at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, the Hill reported. The number of players boycotting the White House party has grown since they defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a stunning win last Sunday despite Trump's close ties to the team owner, Robert Kraft, quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.
Defensive lineman Alan Branch made the announcement in a Wednesday interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio. He attended the White House celebration in 2014.
“I’ve got four kids at home so I’m just going to hang out with the family and continue celebrating until the next season starts
The tight end was the first to back of the trip. He said, “I don’t support the guy that’s in the house."
The running back told reporters on Thursday, "I just don't feel welcome into that house. I'm just gonna leave it at that."
The defensive end announced that he "had planned on skipping" on Thursday via Twitter.
Oh Chuck. Planned on skipping, hadn't been asked. Don't need an open letter explaining my own words to me. Not *joining* anyone. My call. https://t.co/XWo9x2XT40