"It kind of leaves a bad taste in their mouth thinking that one of their guys is from Charlottesville where they see all these rallies happening". As one of the Charlottesville's notable figures, Long said he feels a responsibility to voice his opinion on the matter.
Saturday, one person was killed and 19 were injured when a auto sped into a throng of counter-protestors who were opposed to the "Unite the Right" rally.
He keeps Charlottesville close to his heart.
"Listen, some people are exhausted of hearing me tweet because they want me to 'stick to football, ' but I like to use social media like I was a regular guy, because I think I am", Long said. Obviously, there's going to be people that don't follow the same suit. "Don't be those folks".
"Chris does a really good job articulating his views, be it politically, socially, economically", Long said.
"Insanely frustrating", he posted.
"Evolution will favor the self assured ... not man babies with tiki torches or people playing 'militia, '" Chris Long wrote.
Though he was disconnected from the coverage while working at training camp, Long was aware as the clashes coming Saturday from Charlottesville. "I try to stay out of the stuff, but the one thing I can say is that Charlottesville and the families affected are definitely in our thoughts and prayers".
Eagles' defensive end Chris Long went to the University of Virginia before becoming an National Football League pass-rusher and eventual Super Bowl champion with the Patriots.
Long said that his family members were safe from the incidents.
Long says the actions of the white supremacists are not a reflection of Charlottesville and suspects that many involved were from out of town.
"Don't let a few bad apples ruin what is really true about Charlottesville and that area - there's good folks there", he said.
"Last season, I raised my fist as a sign of solidarity to support people, especially people of color, who were and are still unjustly losing their lives at the hands of officers with little to no outcome".
"I don't know what it's like to be a minority and walk by statues that are named after and depict confederate generals", he said, "so for me to get up in arms about that because I want to preserve history, it doesn't make sense". I have a lot of family and friends out there. So it's rough. But it's a odd time.
An all-ACC standout at Virginia in the mid-2000s, Long said he plans to continue using his platform to denounce white nationalism and speak his mind.