Vice President Mike Pence & Wife Leave As NFL Players #TakeAKnee
Pence walked out of a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers after players kneeled in protest of police brutality.
Vice President Mike Pence proved what side of the line he’s on after him and his wife walked out of a NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers. Players on both sides were criticized by the Cheeto-in-Chief’s pet sloth for kneeling in protest of injustice and police brutality in America during the national anthem.
“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 tweeted.
Now, let’s get the record straight for those who want to make it crooked and out of wack. Colin Kaepernick begun this protest in earnest, citing the numerous deaths of unarmed black citizens by armed police who are tasked with protecting and serving justice in this country. Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Alton Sterling, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin — and the list goes on — have all lost their lives one way or another to a system that still treats them as if they were 3/5th human.
For those of the ilk like Pence, Richard Spencer and others, you’ll probably read that and only hear the Charlie Brown teacher voice in your head, but that’s alright. You cannot escape the truth that a black or brown person in this country is more likely to end up dead or in jail for nothing while a melanin-deprived person is able to chase off the cops like a beach and live to brag to his friends about it. “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.” A national anthem whose third verse says there is “no refuge” that could save the slave from the “terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.” This is what you believe we’re disrespecting…?
20 members of the 49ers took a knee during the anthem before Sunday’s (Oct. 8) game — continuing a protest that is quickly becoming an NFL tradition in spite of Trump’s “son of a bitch” comment. His remarks ignited a maelstrom from players, coaches, retired superstars and owners alike. Inaccurate as always, Trump continues to portray the protest as opposition to the American flag and the military.
To make matters more interesting, Pence’s protest boycott came on the same day that Kaepernick, who has not played in over 200 days plus, announced that he will stand for the national anthem if the NFL recruits him again.