VP Pence Leaves NFL Game in Disgust When 49ers Kneel During Anthem

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen stand for the National Anthem before Sunday's Colts-49er's game. Pence would shortly leave the game in protest of the 49ers who took a knee during the anthem.

By Published on October 8, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game Sunday after several players took a knee during the national anthem.

Pence left the Indianapolis Colts game after around 20 players from the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner.” The vice president, following in the footsteps of President Donald Trump, criticized the players for their disrespect on Twitter.


He concluded his posts with a simple statement: I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.

Since the president suggested in a recent speech that players who fail to stand for the national anthem should be fired, players on teams across the NFL have taken a knee in protest. The issue has become extremely divisive in recent weeks.

While some other teams have decided to stand, others — the 49ers in particular — have continuously knelt at the start of each game. For the vice president, that was utterly unacceptable.


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Note: The Colts ended up beating the 49ers in overtime 26-23.

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  • Hmmm…

    The Colts beat the 49ers … is that great or what … lol
    Well, it is … Good messages sent; hope they will be received

  • Mo

    Good for him! Though I am sorry his day was ruined.

    I am sick of this filth, especially coming from oh, so “oppressed” rich football players. What a joke. If our country is so bad, GET OUT. Despicable ingrates!

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