After the New England Patriots’ epic comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons, tight end Martellus Bennett announced that he would skip the team’s ceremonial visit to the White House.
On Monday, Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty also announced he will skip the congratulatory trip. “I’m not going to the White House,” McCourty told TIME in a text message.
“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.”
McCourty said he believed attending the White House event is a personal choice and “I can’t imagine a way I go there.”
(In his statement, by “certain people” he means Patriots owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady who are very close friends with Trump.)
This is not the first time that these two took a stand against Donald Trump. Bennett and McCourty have been actively protested along with San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, raising their fists for the national anthem before a September game.
There is no other word that other players plan on skipping the ceremonial visit to the White House.