WASHINGTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump’s stance on the national anthem didn’t stop one man from taking a knee during the anthem at the White House event on Tuesday.READ MORE: Patriotism On Display At Fourth Of July Celebrations In Bucks County
The man’s identity is unclear, but video captured by a Swedish reporter shows the man kneeling during the “Celebration of America” event.
In the video, you can see the man is in eye-sight of the president.
The man’s actions seem to be a nod to the Philadelphia Eagles after they were disinvited from visiting the White House over an anthem dispute. Instead, the White House staged a “Celebration of America” featuring music provided by U.S. military bands and choruses.READ MORE: Upper Darby Police Searching For Teen Suspect Wanted In Fatal Shooting Of 14-Year-Old While Making Music Video
Trump said in a statement Monday that some Eagles players “disagree with their President 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.”
He also said, “The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.”MORE NEWS: 6 Dead, 24 Wounded In Shooting At Chicago-Area July 4 Parade: Police
No Eagles players took a knee last season while the national anthem played.