Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is upset with the way Fox News used pictures of him praying with teammates during the network’s coverage of the White House’s cancellation of today’s scheduled visit. He believes their appearance as B-roll was intended to showcase examples of the team kneeling during the national anthem. In reality, no Eagles player did that in 2017. Many, on the other hand, prayed to a higher power.
At least one of the photos is from 2016, as it shows Ertz with wide receiver Jordan Matthews, who played for the Buffalo Bills last year.
One can see how a religious person might be offended if they read Fox’s use of the pictures the same way Ertz does.
UPDATE: Christopher Wallace, Executive Producer of Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream, issued the following statement: “During our report about President Trump canceling the Philadelphia Eagles trip to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win, we showed unrelated footage of players kneeling in prayer. To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout regular or post-season last year. We apologize for the error.”