INDIANAPOLIS (KTVU) - Vice President Mike Pence walked out of Sunday's game between the 49ers and Indianapolis Colts after some of the 49ers players kneeled during the National Anthem.
He released several Tweets saying, "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".
The Vice President released a statement on Twitter saying, "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. 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."
President Trump also Tweeted, saying that he asked Vice President Trump to leave if any players kneeled.
You can see the Vice President's series of Tweets below:
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 Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017