VP walks out of Colts game over Anthem protests by 49ers

- The Vice President Mike Pence was in Indianapolis to take in a football game between the Colts and the San Francisco 49ers. 

He ended up leaving after the National Anthem due to the protest that took place on the field.

The V.P. was looking forward to watching his home-state team take on the 49ers until he saw the kneeling players across the opposing team sideline.

The Vice President took to Twitter to explain his disappointment and outlined why he chose to leave the game.

"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 National Anthem." 
 
UPDATE:
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated today that any player who disrespects the flag, won't play. 
 
Jones made the statement in response to the very public walkout of the Vice President from the Indianapolis Colts game.
 
Jones stated that he knew that the Vice President left the game because he felt that the players were disrespecting the flag.
 
His policy change for the Cowboys was met with a statement from the NFL Players Association - the union that represents the players.
 
"Our men and their families are also conscientious Americans who continue to be forces for good through our communities and some have decided to use their platform to peacefully raise awareness to issues that deserve attention." 
 
It should also be noted that television ratings for NFL viewership have fallen consistently since the beginning of this NFL season.
 

 

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