Isn’t it great to have a vice president that stands up for American values? Doesn’t it feel good to have a president, and vice president who are NOT politically correct, and stand up for our nation? I’m amazed at how patriotic the two are. Vice President Mike Pence stood up and walked out of the Indianapolis Colts, and San Francisco 49ers game Sunday after players kneeled for the national anthem. Many took to Twitter to condemn the vice president but much more praised the VP for his patriotism.
I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017
House boy for Donald Trump, and of course PUTIN!
— John lindsay (@Johnlin62890047) October 8, 2017
Mike Pence hasn’t been this disgusted with someone kneeling since the glory hole incident at the stuckys off I-74 in Terre Haute
— Vladimir Boo-tin (@Moose_Bigelow) October 8, 2017
— Scotty Chris Knight (@scottycknight) October 8, 2017
For the second week in a row, the 49ers had more than 20 players kneeling during the national anthem with their hands over their hearts. Teammates stood behind the kneeling players with one hand on a kneeling teammate’s shoulder and the other over their hearts.
The Colts wore black T-shirts with the words “We Will” on the front and “Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity” on the back for the second straight week. The players stood with their arms locked during the anthem.
Pence tweeted a statement in which he said he would not dignify any event that disrespects soldiers, the flag or the anthem.
NFL players who have demonstrated during the national anthem over the past year have said they are protesting police brutality and racism, not the flag or the anthem itself.
The protest began in August 2016, when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat during the national anthem in preseason games.
During a rally in Alabama on Sept. 22, President Donald Trump chastised the practice, saying, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired.'” He later encouraged fans to leave NFL stadiums if they saw it happen in front of them.
Several players have continued to protest before games after Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the anthem in 2016. Here’s the list for Week 5.
Pence, a former governor of Indiana, had been in Indianapolis as part of the celebration of Peyton Manning and his jersey retirement and induction into the Colts’ Ring of Honor during Sunday’s game.
Thank you, Vice President Mike Pence for standing up for freedom, and complete respect for our nation. There has never been a time in my life that I’ve witnessed such disrespect of our nation by millionaires. It just goes to show how spoiled rotten these little bitches are!