49ers Owner Reveals If Team Will Visit White House
49ers owner Jed York revealed if his team will visit the White House should they win the Super Bowl next week.
York was confronted with the question after cornerback Richard Sherman was asked something similar earlier in the week.
Sherman indicated that although it was too early to think about that query at this stage, he likely would not accept an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump.
Speaking to the media on Friday ahead of next week’s showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs, York navigated a touchy political issue as best he could.
“We have to get to that point,” York said.
“For me, personally, I respect the office of the president, and I’m not going to get into politics.
“I hope we have that decision to make, and I hope we have that opportunity, and I hope that we’re fortunate enough to get a call from the president to invite us to the White House.”
President Trump has had something of a love-hate relationship with various NFL teams over the past few years.
Although he is a big fan of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, he has also had negative things to say about Colin Kaepernick and the league’s handling of the National Anthem protests.
As such, every time a team wins, it is always a big deal to know whether or not they will accept the president’s invitation to visit the White House.
The 49ers and Chiefs will square off at Super Bowl LIV on February 2.
From there, the winner will be tasked with deciding how much they truly want to meet the President of the United States.