VP Pence leaves Colts game over anthem disrespect

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Works for me.

From Yahoo Sports: Vice President Mike Pence left the Indianapolis Colts game before it started on Sunday, making a show out of leaving when players from the visiting team knelt for the national anthem.

According to Indianapolis Star columnist Gregg Doyel, no Colts players took a knee while 15-20 players from the visiting San Francisco 49ers kneeled.

Pence tweeted the following statement explaining his departure:

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.”

Looking forward to cheering for our @Colts & honoring the great career of #18 Peyton Manning at @LucasOilStadium today. Go Colts! pic.twitter.com/C3aCYUNpqG

It seems pretty clear what Pence’s plan here was. But hey, #sticktosports (bias author’s comment and more below).

Attacking NFL players for peaceably protesting seems to be an easy way for President Donald Trump and his administration to rally support. It’s incredibly disingenuous to make this a story of the players being anti-military, because at no point in any protest have any players ever said they were against the military. But still that narrative persists, even with the vice president on Sunday.

If you thought that the issue was dying down, after many protests in Week 3, Pence made sure it was back in the news on Sunday.


10 responses to “VP Pence leaves Colts game over anthem disrespect

  1. Why didn’t the stadium empty when Pence left?
    How does being a spectator at a sports event rank among our priorities?
    YOu really have to be a confused individual to not get it.
    Pence did 100% the right thing, and anyone who remained in the stadium after Pence left did 100% the wrong thing.


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  2. Pittsburgh vs Jacksonville
    To hell with both of them

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  3. The NFL isn’t ‘anti military’ …… maybe not.
    But they sure seem to be ‘anti American’……
    I just don’t have time for them…..
    The USA got by just fine without them prior to 1920, and I’m getting by without them just fine now.

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    • chulai1968 . . . just think of how much money those who are avid fans can save by turning their backs on these recalcitrant teams. In life there are “Needs” and “Wants” . . . paying to see these spoiled overpaid thugs from the hood really is not a “Need.” Kick ’em to the curb, and save your money.

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  4. The American Flag: A Christian Symbol

    Back in 1986-87, I was living in Ellensburg, Washington. I was attending a small Pentecostal church called Bethel Gospel Church. Some friends at the church invited me to a church conference in Seattle, so I went along.

    We were staying at some friends’ place in the Seattle area when there was a knock on the door. This older lady walked in and she talked with our friends for a little. Then she turned to me and said that the Lord told her to come and give something to me. I was pleasantly surprised to hear this. She gave me a piece of paper and she had written some things down for me to read.

    On the piece of paper was written Psalm 60: 4: “Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.” She also wrote that there are thirteen stripes on the flag: seven red stripes and six white stripes. Thirteen stands for rebellion–in this case rebellion against Satanic oppression (King George III and British mis-management of the Colonies, breaking away from the world system of governance). Seven is God’s number; the color red is the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. Six is man’s number; the color white stands for man’s sins washed white as snow by the Blood of the Lamb. The fifty stars represent Pentecost or the power of the Holy Ghost.

    I have always remembered that lady and what she wrote on that piece of paper. Whenever I see the American flag (I think it is the most beautiful flag on the planet–I also like the British flag and the Israeli flag), I don’t see another flag waving in the breeze, I see the Stars and Stripes of Jesus Christ.


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  5. I think VP Pence did the right thing. Until the NFL stands up for America I will not watch their games or participate in any way. The NBA commissioner did the right thing by requiring everyone to stand during the national anthem, what’s wrong with the NFL?

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  6. Well, back in the day, being from PA/MD, when the Colts packed up and sneaked out of Baltimore in the dark of night to go to Indianapolis…I’ve NEVER EVER paid any attention to them since…but…..if they did NOT take a knee during this game (when their opposition, SF, did) all these years later, maybe I will renew my inquiry/interest into them as a team. Maybe they did not let their heritage of the “Star Spangled Banner” written during the bombardment of Ft McHenry in the Baltimore Harbor..get thrown into the dustbin of history, used as a political RAG for a passing populous interest…….

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