New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty is joining tight end Marcellus Bennett in refusing to attend a Super Bowl celebration at the White House over opposition to President Trump.
“I’m not going to the White House,” McCourty told Time magazine. “Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.”
The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday night, though no official presidential celebration has been announced.
Bennett told reporters shortly after New England’s historic overtime victory that he would not be visiting the Trump White House.
Originally published on The Hill.