Mike Pence Leaves Colts Game, Throws Temper Tantrum On Twitter Because Players Kneeled

Vice President Mike Pence decided to enjoy his Sunday night taking in a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers. Or rather, he went to Lucas Oil Stadium for a publicity stunt.

After the national anthem, which featured nearly two dozen members of the 49ers taking a knee to protest police brutality and systemic racism, Pence decided to leave.

Pence then took to social media and threw a temper tantrum regarding the “disrespect for the flag” that the players showed and reigniting the silly argument from POTUS which led to league-wide protests two weeks ago.

The vice president cited the disrespect to “our soldiers, our flag, and our national anthem” as his reason for leaving — despite American tax payer dollars being used to provide extra security for his safety at the event.

Here’s Pence’s rant:

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.

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017

At a time when so many Americans are inspiring our nation with their courage, resolve, and resilience…

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017

…now, more than ever, we should rally around our Flag and everything that unites us…

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017

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

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017

I stand with @POTUS Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem. pic.twitter.com/B0zP5M41MQ

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017

We were proud to stand – with all our @Colts – for our soldiers, our flag, and our National Anthem 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/mkZiKMkPDD

— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017

Is it really a surprise that this story happened on the same weekend polls surfaced that show our president with approval ratings at an all-time low? Not at all. When in doubt, fire up the base. That’s the Trump playbook and it’s work yet again.

And of course, Trump took credit for it.

I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017

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