Fox News Apologizes For Showing Images of Eagles Players in Prayer to Imply They Were Kneeling During Anthem

By A.J. Katz 

Yesterday, Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream covered Pres. Trump’s controversial decision to dis-invite the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from celebrating their victory at White House, and in doing so, showed photos of Eagles players down on one knee. The players, including Corey Clement, Zach Ertz, Malcolm Jenkins, and Jordan Matthews were actually praying, but it was made to seem as though they were kneeling during the national anthem. The photo with Matthews in it (above right) wasn’t even from this past season.

Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream ep Christopher Wallace released a statement and apologized:

In one photo, Jenkins is raising his fist in protest, but there was no mention why he was doing so (to bring attention to police brutality against African Americans and other minority groups).

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was none too pleased.

Eagles star defensive end Chris Long, who has voiced his opposition to the Trump administration on multiple occasions, bashed the Fox News segment as well, re-tweeting the network’s tweet (which has since been deleted) and adding:

1:34 p.m. ET update:

Long isn’t done yet, he wants an on-air apology:


Update: Tuesday evening

Fox News @ Night anchor Shannon Bream addressed and apologized for the move on air: