Vice President Mike Pence just poured gasoline on the national anthem fire this weekend after walking out on the 49ers versus Colts game.
In the pregame show, the 49ers took a knee during the anthem, and it was more than Pence could stomach. He tweeted later, “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.”
Up to now, this was a fight between the NFL and Trump.
But Pence escalated the situation and brightened the spotlight on the issue.
What’s more, Pence has a fairly ironclad reputation as, more or less, a Boy Scout.
Which lends all the more weight to the plight of discontented NFL fans.
Here’s more from Daily Signal…
Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game Sunday after around 20 players took a knee during the national anthem.
Pence departed the Indianapolis Colts game when the San Francisco 49ers’ players knelt during the playing of the “Star Spangled Banner.” The vice president, following in the footsteps of President Donald Trump, criticized the players for their disrespect on Twitter.
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.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017
He concluded his posts with a simple statement: “I stand with President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our flag and our national anthem.”