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Vice President Mike Pence Leaves NFL Game Because of Anti-American Protests

Vice President Mike Pence was to have attended today’s National Football League game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers but chose to leave after several players chose to use his presence to make an anti-American political statement.

The Colts were to have honored longtime player and future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning during a ceremony but while the home team respected the flag by standing, the actions of the opposing San Francisco 49ers were seen as sufficiently disrespectful to the Veep that he departed the venue before kickoff.

As reported by Indianapolis Fox affiliate Fox 59 “VP Mike Pence leaves Colts game because 49ers players knelt during anthem”:

Vice President Mike Pence decided to leave the Indianapolis Colts game Sunday because some 49ers players knelt during the national anthem.

In a tweet, the former Indiana governor said “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.” Minutes after that tweet, his office released a full statement.

“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 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.”

It was announced Friday that Pence would attend the game with the second lady. The game is special, because Peyton Manning’s jersey will be retired at halftime and he will be inducted into the Ring of Honor.

Before the game, he tweeted that he was looking forward to honor “the great career of #18 Peyton Manning.”

Pence’s actions will no doubt be seized on by those who have polluted the NFL with their racial grievances and hatred of President Trump as “proof” that he stands for white supremacy and Nazism but he was dead right to leave and many of the other fans in attendance should have done so as well instead of being subjected to the politics of radical leftist racial grievance mongers that have driven the league’s popularity to historic lows.

The Vice President expressed the following via Twitter:

Pence was formerly the Governor of Indiana.

It’s just what the NFL needed too, even more negative publicity before the early games even kicked off.

This will only serve to further encourage patriotic Americans to continue to boycott the NFL as well as to increased pressure on the league’s corporate sponsors until Roger Goodell is either fired or halts the weekly displays of anti-Americanism that have now run rampant.

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About Donn Marten

Donn Marten is a fearless truth teller who calls it like he sees it despite the prevailing establishment narrative. The opinions expressed belong solely to this author and not do not necessarily reflect those of CDN itself.

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