Mike Pence tweeted about how he was looking forward to attending a Colts game with his wife Karen today. His excitement was quickly extinguished, however, by the unpatriotic behavior of the Indianapolis Colts, who’ve put their social justice causes before honoring our flag and our great nation.

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen left Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game against the San Francisco 49’ers after several players on the 49’ers team reportedly took a knee during the national anthem.

Immediately following the national anthem, Pence tweeted: “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 later tweeted, “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.

Vice President Pence was quick to defend the players right to free-speech but suggested that he doesn’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem.

Finally, Vice President Pence tweeted a picture of he and his wife Karen standing proudly for our national anthem from the stands of the Colts Lucas Oil Arena:

It looks like VP Pence and President Trump are not alone in their opinions about the NFL players who continue to disrespect our flag. Public opinion about the NFL and its players has taken a huge hit since President Trump tweeted about his disgust for the lack of respect the players have shown for our flag. NFL ratings continue to be in the basement.

Sporting News – The alarming fall in NFL TV ratings this season is partly because of fan anger over on-field protests by Colin Kaepernick and other players of the American flag/national anthem, according to pollster Rasmussen Reports.

Nearly one-third (32 percent) of adults say they’re less likely to watch NFL game telecasts because of the Kaepernick-led player protests against racial injustice, according to Rasmussen’s telephone/online survey of 1,000 American adults conducted Oct. 2-3.

Only 13 percent said they were more likely to watch an NFL game because of continuing protests by Kaepernick and supporters such as Antonio Cromartie of the Colts (who was cut only two days after raising a fist during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in London on Sunday).

 

 


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