October 9, 2017
NFL player claims Pence leaving after anthem protest proves 'systemic oppression'
Vice President Mike Pence decided to stage his own counter-protest to demonstrations by NFL athletes during the playing of the national anthem. After several San Francisco 49ers players took a knee during the playing of the anthem prior to the game with Indianapolis, Pence got up and walked out of the stadium. We were proud to stand - with all our @Colts - for our soldiers, our flag, and our National Anthem ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ pic.twitter.com/mkZiKMkPDD — Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017 Pence released a statement explaining his actions. NBC News: 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. 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 opinions, I...(Read Full Post)