Fox News issued an on-air apology for the report that showed images of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling, but not during the national anthem in the wake of President Donald Trump's cancellation of the team's trip to the White House. This comes after the network issued a written apology for the report earlier Tuesday. 

Courtesy of Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream:

"Last night during our report about the President cancelling 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 the regular season or postseason last year. We sincerely apologize for the error." 

The network released a statement to 247Sports recognizing the error and deleted the initial tweet with the report attached to it.

"During our report about 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 apologize for the error," Christopher Wallace, Executive Producer of FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream

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In the initial report, Fox News showed a picture of Zach Ertz and Jordan Matthews (who last played a regular season game for the team in 2016) kneeling in prayer. Another photo showed Ertz and Corey Clement kneeling in the end zone praying. The final photo showed Ertz kneeling in the end zone by himself in prayer.

Ertz was clearly upset with the photos and voiced his displeasure on social media. 

"This can’t be serious.... Praying before games with my teammates, well before the anthem, is being used for your propaganda?! Just sad, I feel like you guys should have to be better than this..."

Chris Long criticized Fox News for the written apology earlier Tuesday, asking for an on-air apology. Long and the Eagles received that after he believed Fox News should have done more in a social media post.  

"Fox News used the faith of Christian men dishonestly to push an agenda. That wasn’t an 'error,' but intentional and strategic. They’ve deleted the segment + apologized on twitter, but many viewers don’t have twitter. An on air apology to all Christians would be the classy move."

Long also went to bat for Ertz on social media earlier in the day, hours after the report was released. 

"Imagine wanting to please the boss so very badly that you run stills of guys knelt down PRAYING during pregame. Not one Eagles player knelt for the anthem this yr. Keep carrying his water to sow division while misrepresenting Christian men. Aren’t many of your viewers.. nevermind,

"You’re complicit in PLAYING America. This is just another day at the office for you, though. Most players (and there were many players, many players...) that wanted to opt out had decided long b4 the anthem rule came down. It wasn’t discussed once in our meetings about the visit."

Eagles players will be available to the media Wednesday and Thursday.