Former Colts player weighs in on Malcolm Jenkins response to why players kneel


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — By now, most everyone knows that the president uninvited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House.

The Eagles won Super Bowl LII and it's customary for the Super Bowl champions to visit the president after their win. However, President Trump chose to redact the team's invitation because of the kneeling controversy during the national anthem.

In the days since. many have wanted to know how the team feels about the decision.

In response to those questions, Eagles' Safety Malcolm Jenkins has decided to stay silent and instead hold up signs with statistics in attempt to explain the larger issue.

"More than 60 percent of people in prison are people of color," one of the signs reads.

Jenkins tweeted pictures of the signs on Thursday, and former Indianapolis Colt's player Matt Overton responded.

Overton cites that Jenkin's statistics are only part of the equation.

"What was failed to be left out of the stats was how many of those shot & killed by police were armed, fleeing, repeat felons, white, Asian, Hispanic, female."

As of now, it's unclear how fans of Overton's as well as social media users will respond to Overton's tweet.

Colt's Head Coach Frank Reich, who was a former coach of the Eagles, is expected to weigh in about the White House canceling the celebration of their Super Bowl win.

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