Vice President Mike Pence Leaves Indianapolis Colts Game After Players Kneel During National Anthem

Vice President Mike Pence was attending the Indianapolis Colts home game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. But the Vice President left before the game even started. Some of the Colts players kneeled during the national anthem, which caused the Vice President to exit the game because he saw the protest as disrespectful.

“I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” the VP said in a series of tweets. “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.” Vice President Pence continued, “Now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us, at a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience. I stand with @POTUS Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.”

In an earlier tweet (Seen above) that included a photo of Pence and his wife dressed in Colts attire, the Vice President said he was, “Looking forward to cheering for our @Colts & honoring the great career of #18 Peyton Manning at @LucasOilStadium today. Go Colts!” Pence, who was the Governor of Indiana from 2013 to 2017, did not stick around to see his Colts play.