In a now-deleted tweet, Nebraska volleyball coach John Cook put out a public request on Tuesday night for a White House visit for his volleyball team.
Nebraska would love to go to the White House! Huskers would be honored and proud to visit our leaders in DC and represent Nebraska and the Natty! #gbr Nothing wrong with a White House visit, per ‘se. Husker volleyball has been to Washington after each of their previous national championships; they deserve the trip.
But the tweet rubbed a lot of people wrong. Myself included.
Coach, you’re better than this.— Husker Mike (@Husker_Mike) June 6, 2018
Why? It was the timing. Tuesday was supposed to be the day that the Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to visit the White House, but when many players passed on the visit in response to President Trump’s criticism of NFL players, the event was scuttled. Instead, Tuesday was filled with all sorts of back and forth. Criticism of the NFL and it’s players. Criticism of Trump.