Mike Pence Walks Out of NFL Game Over Kneeling Players during National Anthem U.S. Vice President Mike Pence who attended the NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers on Sunday (October 8), decided to walk out of the game after many players were seen kneeling during the National Anthem.

“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 a statement to Deadline. At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience, now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us. 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.”

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