Vice President Mike Pence decided to attend an Indianapolis Colts game today in order to honor Peyton Manning’s jersey retirement ceremony, but what happened next stunned the entire country.
We knew we loved this guy for a reason! Read below to see why he literally walked out on the game…
The Hill reports:
Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday said he left the Indianapolis Colts game because he won’t support an event that “disrespects” the country’s flag or its soldiers.
“I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem,” Pence said in a statement.
“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.”
Pence said everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but added that he doesn’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 our National Anthem,” Pence said.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017
The vice president was expected to attend the NFL game Sunday, when the Indianapolis Colts were going to retire former quarterback Peyton Manning’s No. 18 jersey, according to the Indy Star.
Earlier Sunday, Pence posted a picture of himself at the game, saying he was looking forward to cheering on the Colts and was there to honor the “great career” of Manning.
During the game, it appeared that members of the San Francisco 49ers kneeled for the national anthem.
Looks as if 15 49ers are kneeling for anthem. VP Mike Pence attending game. … pic.twitter.com/FWtO512KFK
— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) October 8, 2017
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