The New York Patriots pro football team called out the New York Times for a misleading group picture of yesterday's ceremony with President Trump.
The Super Bowl champs - who play in the AFC East with the New York Jets - joined USA president Donald Trump in calling out the New York Times.
Other Patriots welcomed the visit, including owner Robert Kraft, a friend of Trump's who contributed $1 million to the president's inauguration committee. "In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn".
In the 2015 photo, two staircases are filled with men, whereas the photo with Trump shows empty staircases.
The Times tweeted an update saying the Pats confirmed that fewer players attended this year, but that the total delegation was about the same.
The number two years ago approached 50, the Times added.
On Wednesday, the Patriots were missing several faces for several reasons. "The photo from Wednesday only showed players and coaches; the 2015 photo showed players, coaches and support staff and has been removed".
Given the Patriots incredible run of success, they thought it might be better to compare the times that they have won two Super Bowls in three years and then visited the White House. "Today, we had 34", the tweet read.
Some veteran players were simply bored with the process after appearing at the White House two years ago, the spokesman told the Times.
The sports media, which the writers themselves admit has become a very liberal profession, continue to celebrate athletes for boycotting the Trump White House or stating in advance that they would do so.