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: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
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: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
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: Friday Night In New Jersey Looks Like Something Out Of 2019 As Restrictions Eased
No Eagles players took a knee last season while the national anthem played.