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The Philadelphia Eagles have been drawn into some controversy after one of the strangest editorial decisions ever.

The focus has been around the Eagles annual official calender which has been purchased by fans and many have noticed a certain issue.

We are now in the month of February and the choice of player used for the calender is the issue that has caused the controversy.

February is black history month across America and all major leagues and teams take time to admire all of the ground breaking black athletes throughout American sporting history.

Unfortunately for the Eagles, their calendar has highlighted the opposite side of the racial line as there is a fairly controversial Philadelphia player representing the month.

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Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is the man who will be seen by Eagles fans throughout the month of February.

The controversy however comes in the fact that back in 2013, Cooper was involved in an online video that showed the Eagles star using racial epithets.

Despite the misjudged picture choice on the calendar, the Eagles have responded.

"The NFL licenses the production of that calendar to a third party, and we do not have an opportunity to review the material." - The Eagles explanation for their calendar mishap

Shifting the blame away from the Eagles franchise is a bold move but it would appear to be as valid an excuse as any.

A big off-season

The Eagles are currently undergoing a big off-season after they failed to reach the play-offs last season.

Despite being in a great position after their week 13 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, three straight losses cost the Eagles their spot in the post-season.

Now with rumours that the Eagles may be looking to trade quarterback Nick Foles who missed most of last season through injury and his replacement Mark Sanchez set to hit free agency, the Eagles will be a team to watch this year.

What will be their off-season strategy be and will they do enough to make themselves a play-off team or fall short once again?

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