Fox’s Shannon Bream Apologizes On Air For ‘Unrelated’ Footage of NFL Players

Fox News faced controversy on Tuesday after they showed footage of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling in prayer that suggested they were kneeling during the anthem during FOX News at Night with Shannon Bream late Monday night. The show’s producer apologized on behalf of the network Tuesday in a statement.

During the show’s next airing on Tuesday night, host Shannon Bream apologized on air.

“Last night during our report about the 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 sincerely apologize for the error.”

The on air mea culpa received some praise on Twitter.

It wasn’t all praise, of course. And although many users on social media were critical of the time of day for the apology…

it’s important to point out that the host of the show that aired the footage is apologize during the show and time slot where the footage aired, as one would expect.

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