In a tweet canceling the planned event, Trump said that staying in the locker room while the national anthem is being played is "as disrespectful to our country as kneeling."
A Fox News segment about Trump rescinding his invitation to the Eagles — which has since been deleted from social media — used several photos of the Eagles kneeling on the field.
However, the photos that Fox News used for the segment actually showed the Eagles praying before games — and not protesting during the national anthem.
People on Twitter, including several players and sports reporters, immediately called out Fox News for falsely suggesting that the Eagles players were kneeling to protest the national anthem.
Zach Ertz, star tight end of the Eagles, slammed Fox News for using photos of him and his teammates praying "well before" the national anthem to spread its "propaganda."
Here's the photo Fox News used in its segment that showed Ertz and Corey Clement kneeling on the field.
And here's the original photo of the two players kneeling to pray before their game against the Arizona Cardinals in 2017.
Here's another photo Fox News used of three Eagles players on the field during the segment.
And here's a similar photo showing Ertz, Carson Wentz, and Trey Burton praying before their game against the San Francisco 49ers in 2017.
The executive producer for the segment apologized for the "error" on Tuesday.
"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," Christopher Wallace, executive producer of Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.
The show was slated to address the issue Tuesday night.