Several New England Patriots players have made it clear that they have no intention of meeting with Donald Trump at the White House, eschewing the traditional meeting of championship-winning sports teams meeting with the POTUS.
As Yahoo News reports, tradition holds that the winners of the Super Bowl - and indeed, almost all major college and professional sports championships - meet with the president at the White House. And since the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII last Sunday, they should, by all rights, be the next team to stop by for the customary visit.
Not all of them want to go. Some would prefer to visit former President Barack Obama instead.
Speaking to the Associated Press, defensive back Devin McCourty said he won't be going to Washington to visit Trump.
"I haven't thought about it, but I highly doubt it."
Similarly, safety Duron Harmon tells TMZ that he doubts he's even welcome in the White House.
However, Harmon is interested in following the lead of several players from the Golden State Warriors. As reported by the Inquisitr, several of the players from the NBA championship-winning team also boycotted the customary White House visit with Trump and instead went to visit Barack Obama instead. Harmon says it would be "dope" if given that chance.
"Hey, Obama, come holler at me, man. We love you over here."