Mike Pence Leaves Colts-49ers Football Game After National Anthem

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LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 07: Karen Pence (L) looks on as her husband, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, speaks at the culmination of a faith unity walk, held to help the community heal after Sunday’s mass shooting, at Las Vegas City Hall on October 7, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. On October 1, Stephen Paddock killed at least 58 people and injured more than 450 after he opened fire on a large crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Vice President Mike Pence took to Twitter to join President Donald Trump in his displeasure of the NFL. Pence posted a photo earlier this morning of him in full Colts gear attending the Colts-49ers game.

Hours later, he sent out a tweet noting he left the game after 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.

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He went on to expand his opinion in several successive tweets.

“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…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.”

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