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OCTOBER 10, 2017
The NFL and Colts have lost and will lose fans and money. Vice President Mike Pence walked out on his home-state Indianapolis Colts Sunday when members of the opposing team kneeled for the national anthem, but a report that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started it all, will stand if given another shot in the NFL was quickly dialed back.
"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," Pence tweeted Pence later posted a statement which read, "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," he continued. "I stand with President Trump, I stand
with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and National Anthem."
President Donald Trump later tweeted, "I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium
if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and