Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Economy | By Shawn Conner

Mike Pence Leaves NFL Game in Protest

Mike Pence Leaves NFL Game in Protest

His remark raised questions about whether Pence's protest was planned in advance. Pence posted two hours before kickoff that he was at the game and ready to cheer on the Colts and Manning.

Pence was in Indianapolis to watch his home-state Colts play the San Francisco 49ers.

Mike Pence and his wife Karen only briefly attended the Indianapolis Colts game Sunday.

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"I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our flag and our national anthem", he added.

No one on the Colts' side protested during the anthem, opting to stand with linked arms.

Earlier, the former IN governor had tweeted a cheerful selfie from Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium and said he was "looking forward to cheering" for his hometown team.

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But he was alive and kicking and ready to celebrate with more than a dozen former teammates back in town Saturday. After almost a year and a half of planning and sculpting, the statue finally stands outside of Lucas Oil Stadium.

About 20 members of the 49ers took a knee during the anthem before Sunday's game - continuing a protest that is now becoming an National Football League tradition after Trump condemned it.

The debate over protesting during the anthem was re-ignited weeks ago when President Trump referred to a player who protests in such a way as a "son of a bitch" and said they should be fired by the team owner.

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. Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL owners and players took a knee the following Sunday in games across the country showing their solidarity with each other and against Trumps comments. The uptick in protests during the anthem happened once president Trump criticized the players.

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If he stays that composed even against this Seattle defense, the Seahawks are going to have a real hard time overcoming that. The Rams split their two games with the Seahawks previous year , but they didn't score a touchdown in either game.

Trump's opposition to the protest has galvanized national opinion on the issue.

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