Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby has been unequivocal in his belief that the team's visit is in no way political.
There were the usual handshakes, smiles, jokes and one-liners that accompany the reigning Stanley Cup champion's annual visit to the White House.
On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins will be attending the White House as guests of President Trump to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. It's a visit we've done in the past.
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Silva added to the lead in the 57th with a shot into the open net after picking up a cross from the right by Bernardo Silva . However, Robert Lewandowski has since added another strike to his tally, and finished the campaign with 16 goals for Poland.
Trump has sparred with NFL players in recent weeks for protesting during the national anthem. "It's not about politics, that's for sure". Peduto said that he would rather "take a knee on this one and stay home". In late September, he was called "a bum" by the Cleveland Cavs and told the Golden State Warriors that their invitation to celebrate their National Basketball Association championship at the White House was withdrawn.
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!
Scores of National Football League (NFL) players have taken a knee during the anthem in defiance of Trump, who has claimed the practice was an insult to the country, USA flag and veterans. The event is scheduled to being at 3:00 p.m. ET.