As Colbert pointed out Tuesday, no Eagles knelt during the anthem during the season.
“So Donald Trump is blaming a group of black guys for something they didn’t do,” he said. “They’ll have to rename the Eagles the Central Park 53.”
The Central Park Five ― black and Latino teenagers ― were wrongfully convicted of rape in an infamous 1989 New York case. Trump took out newspaper ads calling for their execution. Their sentences were later vacated based on DNA evidence and a confession from a serial rapist and murderer.
Trump has never apologized.