Chicago Cubs Star Has A Message For Football Players Skipping Their White House Visit

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Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo doesn’t have a problem with the New England Patriots’ players boycotting their ceremonial visit to the White House, but he thinks they’re making a mistake.

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

“I think anyone who gets to go to the White House is lucky,” Rizzo told TMZ Tuesday. The Cubs first baseman also acknowledged that the Super Bowl-winning players are entitled to their own decision saying, “to each their own, right?”

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(Photo credit: YURI GRIPAS/AFP/Getty Images)

Rizzo and the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs were the last team to be recognized at the White House during President Obama’s administration. The Chicago slugger said that it wouldn’t have mattered whether his team visited after Trump took office, he still would have gone. (RELATED: Former Atlanta Falcons Star Says It’s ‘Silly’ For Players To Skip White House Visit)

“I’m an athlete. I’m not a politician,” Rizzo said pointing to his shirt that read “Team U.S.A.”

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(Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

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