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Super Bowl champ Chris Long explains why he wouldn't accept White House invite

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WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) – NFL Super Bowl champ Chris Long said he won't visit the White House if invited because of comments the president made after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. last year.

Long was responding to a Tweet posted by Sinclair Broadcast Group's Chief Political Analyst Boris Epshteyn. Epshteyn challenged the players to show up and have a conversation with the president about their concerns.

"This makes no sense to me. If you disagree with @realDonaldTrump and have something to say, why miss likely the only opportunity you will have to express that to him in person @JOEL9ONE," Epshteyn asked Long in a Tweet.

“Who were the fine people on the side of the Nazis and KKK that gathered in my hometown the day a terrorist put 20 ppl in the hospital? Why reference the hatred and bigotry on “many sides” that day? Why didn’t you immediately denounce them?” the defensive end explained.

Long, the son of Pro-Football Hall of Fame member Howie Long, is among several other players who have publicly stated they would not attend a celebration ceremony for their Super Bowl win at the White House if the Eagles were invited.

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