Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

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About an hour later, President Donald Trump tweeted that Pence was acting in response to his instructions.

Political objections show little sign of halting the spread of the protest, and some players have opted to link arms for the anthem in solidarity with those who are kneeling.

Pence, the former governor of IN, earlier posted a picture of himself and his wife Karen Pence at the Lucas Oil Stadium IN Indianapolis, he IN a Colts hat and shirt and the second lady sporting a team jersey.

But the former governor of IN and his wife, wearing a Manning No 18 jersey, left Lucas Oil Stadium after the national anthem, following instructions from President Donald Trump after a number of San Francisco 49ers players took a knee during the anthem.

However, after members of the San Francisco 49ers appeared to take a knee during the national anthem, in part of an ongoing protest by NFL players against racism, the vice president left the stadium.




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. "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's not planning on kneeling.and he's planning on standing for the anthem", La Canfora said. He wanted to protest against the repression of which were victims of Blacks in the United States. The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the national anthem because the reporter who interviewed Kaepernick says he did not ask the player about the issue. During Trump's tirade, he called such a player a "son of a bitch" setting off yet another round of protests from players, and backlash from the entire National Football League community who defended the players right to freedom of expression and panned Trump's comments as inappropriate.

Pence later issued a statement opposing the protest on Twitter. "We respect our flag", Trump said to loud applause at the campaign event.

By walking out over the kneeling, Pence hasn't just stirred the stoked the flames of the controversy, it has also kicked up a new dust storm: criticism over the cost of the vice president's protest of the protest. The president's insulting language also pitted National Football League owners and players against the president, inspiring many of them to kneel or link arms in the game that followed.

Some criticized Trump and Pence for the walkout, with Hawaii Democratic Sen.

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