Vice President Mike Pence Walks Out on NFL Game

Mike Pence took offense to many of the 49ers taking a knee during the National Anthem at a Colts-49ers game.

“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,”  Pence said in his statement. “While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem. I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.”

Many people assumed that football players taking a knee was a protest for President Trump…It isn’t. Taking a knee during the National Anthem was made popular by former 49er Colin Kaepernick. The original reason for it was to protest against police brutality. Mire specifically, the killing of unarmed black people.

Kneeling before the National Anthem was already controversial when it started, but it was amplified when President Trump expressed strong disdain for it, going as far as to say to get “that son of a bitch” off the field.

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3 thoughts on “Vice President Mike Pence Walks Out on NFL Game

  1. Things sure have become odd when a political figure Like The Vice President of The United States makes it known to the media that he is taking a political stand in the form of not watching football.Now more than ever, things we watch for entertainment have become a portion of what political party you favor. II think politics and sports should not mix so much and Mike Pence, and NFL owners should allow the players to protest and not fear retaliation from the NFL or its franchise owners.

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  2. Hey Catherine,
    I’m a Colts fan i got to say i didn’t care if Mike Pence walked out because he’s not my Vice President and The President we got is not my President, Jesus is my president. But i always tell them it’s not about the flag it’s about what’s going on in America and that is police brutality, racism and oppression. But i like this post I Stand With Kap.

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