Pence Walks After NFL Players Take Knee

by Fox News
October 9, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence walked out on his home-state Indianapolis Colts Sunday when members of the opposing team kneeled for the national anthem, but a report that Colin Kaepernick, the player who started it all, will stand if given another shot in the NFL was quickly dialed back.

“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.

Pence later posted a statement which read, “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.”

91 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • dmttbt says:

    I applaud the vice president and the president on the stand they have taken in this matter. If the football players and owners would like to keep their fans, you know the ones who pay the bills they will take a similar stand.

  • Bob says:

    What a con job. Security people told reporters not to enter stadium because Pence was only going be there for 10 minutes. Wow, the stunt only cost the Tax Payers OVER $200,000.00. Republicons sure know how to piss away money! They love ADDING TO THE DEBT – THEIR SPECIALITY!!!

  • The Redhawk says:

    GOOD JOB PENCE….GOOD JOB….Ooh Rahhh…..Time to tell the IODIOTS to STFU!!!!

  • Ron says:

    Remember…A nationwide TOTAL boycott of the NFL is scheduled for Veterans Day Weekend (9-13 November). Spread the word…EMPTY stadiums, 0 per cent TV ratings!!!

  • Ed Watson says:

    Gee, if WE bend to Colin he will grace us with his presence on the field. How blesst we are to have such a wonderful opportunity. NOT.

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    No, Mike, (I hesitate to use your title and last name lately) It’s not respecting our flag and anthem for you to walk out on tens of thousands of fans, many of them supporters and voters. Actually you are the most disrespectful for that action, not what you think. Where is your respect for fellow citizens who disagree with you in our democracy, who support peaceful demonstrating like kneeling, and want to send you a message about equal treatment of all Americans? You, sir, are perpetuating the Trump disrespect for alternative viewpoints, quite contrary to all you SAY you stand for–law and order, pro-constitution and pro-bill of rights. Let’s get the adults in the White House, as Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said lately, and elevate the level of both thinking and actions at the seat of our democratic government, not fascist, dictatorial and Putin-supporting activities.

  • justinwachin says:

    “Professional” football players seem to think they have been given a raw deal by America. Maybe it’s time Americans turn off pro football and stop buying NFL merchandise. When these millionaire players have to get jobs and live like the rest of us they may find they didn’t have it so bad after all.

    As far as Kaepernick goes, he should become an example that life sometimes hands a person a golden opportunity. If you squander or reject the opportunity you do not get a second chance. Once this guy has to get a regular job(s) it will send a message to a lot of “professional” players and young people that they should be grateful for life’s blessings.

  • Jan says:

    And now Kap has back up on all of this he started so he can get a job. I’d say it wasn’t really that important to him. He has stirred up a hornet’s nest.

    1. goldie says:

      lmho that he’s out of work.

  • maxx says:

    Heard a story on Fox news this morning commenting on how much Pence cost the taxpayers to fly to and from that game. When Obama flew to New York or Chicago to take his man-wife to a performance of something for his.his anniversary “not a word” about how much it cost to take Air Force One to that event. But NOW it’s a big deal when Republican officials to do it.

    1. Navy Bob says:

      More importantly, this was a planned event. When VP Pence was Governor, he honored Peyton Manning for his play with the Indianapolis football team. Manning was being honored yesterday with a statue and inclusion in their ring of honor, and VP Pence was attending for that. If it was such a big deal, why was there no discussion about it BEFORE the event? Could it be, and I’m just guessing here now, a politically motivated non-event brought up folks who sole purpose in life is to complain about anything and every thing this Administration does?

  • Thomas Goss says:

    Thank you Vice President Pence for showing you care about our country and flag. SCREW the NFL and especially that ASSHOLE Kaepernick the phony son of a bitch, someone who is willing to disregard what he so believed in only to give that up so he can play a stupid game, what an ASSHOLE he really is. Just goes to show he cares more about the almighty dollar that he does about his so called beliefs. What do the other idiots who followed him in his disrespect for our flag and country think about him now?

  • bambi69 says:

    If all of us would quit responding regarding this, from the President on down to the last fan, I think (and hope) that this ridiculousness would die of it’s own accord!!! Constantly responding only perpetuates it.

    1. goldie says:

      Spoken like a true mother who understands the tantrums of babies. I agree 100%.

  • cathylovesyou says:

    Pence and Trump agree and back up their true feelings. No you don’t have all these White People pay to see you (hardly any blacks come) and watch your foul manners by kneeling in protest against our Flag. Other countries need you, go their but you cannot come back and stink up our country.

  • John E. Olsen says:

    I have not gone to a game in years but certainly watched them a lot on TV. Since the millionaires started their kneeling, high fists, linked arms etc. I decided to turn the TV on and if any of them acting stupid , kneeling, etc I would turn the TV off. Now the TV stations have joined the protesters by not showing the anthem activities so that you don’t see the idiots protest. Do they really think people don’t know what’s going on and will watch the game?. As far as I’m concerned,they are just aiding and abetting the players and owners nonsense and the hell with their listeners..

  • Joseph R. Davis says:

    I see from some remarks directed at me, on Disqus, that it’s okay to be a racist, if you’re telling the truth. Ah, yes. Telling the truth. And from whence cometh this “truth?” Does it come from the incessant dog-whistling, of the people who require a scapegoat? Let me know, LeeRoy, when you find the well of truth.

    1. goldie says:

      Need a safe space, cupcake? “People who live in glass houses should not throw stones”. Meditate on that.

  • bob breglio says:

    Can’t you understand how hurtful and hateful the stunts these overpaid crybabies are pulling are to regular Americans? You seem to need a brain enema since yours is clogged up with to much backed up sewage. The players are in the wrong, pure and simple.

    1. Joseph R. Davis says:

      And YOU are a domestic enemy! I am a regular American, and I don’t GIVE a s**t about it. My neighbors are regular Americans, and THEY don’t give a s**t about it. You THINK the players are in the wrong, because YOU are pure, and SIMPLE.

      1. jcfriday says:

        The players and people like you are the domestic enemies not Bob. You are neither a regular American nor a loyal one. Perhaps all Americans need to serve in the military like the draft we used to have and perhaps you might learn what it means to be an American. Being a Viet Nam vet people like you sicken me the same as the overpaid cry babies in the NFL do. Either lover your country or get the Hell out

        1. PatriotGal says:

          jc, am all for returning to the compulsory draft for all. In one of my posts, I had called for conscription and meant draft.

          1. jcfriday says:

            My calling for the draft is because I learned in basic training what being a patriot was all about as well as discipline. My comment was not directed at you but rather Mr. Davis who was calling others a domestic enemy which Mr. Davis fills the description easily.

        2. Joseph R. Davis says:

          I suggest you might want to try some Dramamine, for that upset tummy, LeeRoy. I KNOW what it means to be an AMERICAN. I put in over twenty, and you can kiss my Army Green a**.

      2. Chuck M says:

        People like you are just as damaging to the American way of life as are any other domestic terrorists. Climb back under your rock and try to reflect on your insanity.

        1. Joseph R. Davis says:

          Sieg Heil, LeeRoy. You’re obviously just another Trump Brown Shirt.

          1. goldie says:

            You’re getting redundant.

        2. Navy Bob says:

          Have you noticed that this troll is nothing but a low rent version of Triumph, the insult comic dog? His idea of discourse is insult, name calling and other juvenile remarks, yet whines when the tables are turned. My bet is he lives in his parents basement and has little to no earned income.

          1. Chuck M says:

            You’re even a bigger idiot than I first thought. Are you still in mourning for your Diva that was supposed to win. Maybe you would have gotten a bump in your Snap card.

          2. Navy Bob says:

            Chuck – I believe you missed the point of my post. The troll I was referring to was this Davis troll, not you. Sorry if you took offense at my meaning. And, for the record, I would never have voted for the Pants Suit.

  • Joseph R. Davis says:

    Would it do any good to remind LeeRoy and Daisy Mae, that all the people who are babbling about fighting for freedom, were fighting to “uphold and defend the Constitution… against all enemies, foreign and domestic?” And since LeeRoy and Daisy Mae are putting flag-waving and singing AHEAD of the CONSTITUTION, that makes them, and Supreme Leader Trump, domestic enemies.

    1. Navy Bob says:

      So, by your way of “thinking”, the VP and his wife do not have the same right of freedom of expression that you demand of the players? You believe that the people who find the players display vulgar and disrespectful should be forced to sit there and watch it with no right to leave? And you are calling the Administration “domestic enemies” when it sounds like it is YOU who are putting this display ahead of the Constitution.

      1. Joseph R. Davis says:

        Then why in hell did VP Whats-his-name go to the game in the first place? Because Supreme Leader Trump sent him?

        1. Navy Bob says:

          You are such a hate filled moron. VP Pence was the Governor of Indiana and honored Peyton Manning for his play there. yesterday, the Indianapolis team was honoring Manning by putting his name in their ring of honor and erecting a statue. VP Pence was there for that, not a “publicity stunt” related to the players. It was a PLANNED EVENT and only real know-nothing butt heads – like you – insist on calling it a “stunt”. After the fact complaining about the cost of the trip shows that idiots will use any excuse to complain.

      2. goldie says:

        10,000 upvotes! Well said! Just like davis has the right to come on here and insult everyone without them having the right to defend themselves. He needs to grow up. Most people learn these lessons by the time they leave grade school – that is, until they began courses on “bullying”; now everyone is a “victim”.

    2. jcfriday says:

      No you are the domestic enemy. We got rid of the supreme leader after 8 years of Hell. The constitution was never upheld during that time but was ignored over and over all the time. The funny thing is people like you calling others racists just proves who the racists is and that its you.

  • Joseph R. Davis says:

    Clearly staged, and done so to satisfy Supreme Leader Trump.

    1. Navy Bob says:

      And the “protests” by the players is not a staged stunt? Your outrage is nothing more that you obvious hatred of the Trump Administration and your hatred for the man himself.

      1. Joseph R. Davis says:

        It was a minor thing, until President S**t-Bird had to make an issue of it. If he’d kept his big mouth shut, it would STILL be a minor issue.

        1. Navy Bob says:

          So you believe that people who do not believe as you do have not the right to say so? It is NOT a “minor issue” to those of us who are offended by it. Your total disrespect and hatred is noted, so you can now call your mother to bring you breakfast down to the basement.

          1. Joseph R. Davis says:

            My mother died several years ago, and you really should not go there, BB.

            And if you’re so G-ddamned offended by it, BB, then turn off your TV set. Surely you can see the connection between your offended senses, and the on-off switch?

          2. jcfriday says:

            Every post you made that I have read is stupid and not worthy of posting. You ever went to school? If you did you must of slept through it

          3. Navy Bob says:

            I have turned it off. If you are offended by the VP leaving the game, turn off the coverage of the event. Works both ways, sparky.

    2. mesaman says:

      Clearly above you level of intellect, JR. You simply don’t have the necessary neural connections between you ears to handle this problem. But, alas, even jackasses have the right to exercise the first amendment.

  • elmcqueen3 says:

    Ahhh…Yes…The leftist liberal MSM will now claim it was all staged…by whom?…It was the NFL players who took the knee…not Pence…Remember to mark your calendar for SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12TH…BOYCOTT THE NFL on this day…turn off your TV and take your family out to lunch…visit friends or relatives…spend quality time with your family and or loved ones….if you aren’t already boycotting the NFL games do it on NOVEMBER 12…BOYCOTT THE NFL…”Let Freedom Ring”…for those who served and died so that we may cherish those freedoms they passed on to us…Our veterans honor our country as do we…they never take the knee…they stand with us by saluting our flag…by placing their hands over their hearts when the National Anthem is sung…These are our hero’s…not those overpaid a$$hole NFL players who take the knee, join arms, and or hold hands like good little fairies…BOYCOTT THE NFL…SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12TH.

    1. Joseph R. Davis says:

      Stand up straight, salute and sing for Supreme Leader Trump. Maybe he’ll start passing out brown shirts to the Party faithful.

      1. jcfriday says:

        Both of your statements are stupid and ignorant but what else would one expect from a left wing goon like you.

        1. PatriotGal says:

          jcfriday, goon is the operative word.

      2. elmcqueen3 says:

        Enjoy your hammer and sickle days…they are about to come to an end.

        1. The Redhawk says:

          Actually he lost those two tools up his ANUS and needs a GPS to Locate them

      3. Rodney Steward says:

        You must have liked the Antifa mask from the brown clown!!

      4. The Redhawk says:

        OH that is a LIE… Sharpimpton and O ZERO have collared the Market on BLACK SHIRTS / Flags and Funny SCarves for BLM and the ANTIFA Fascists already you MORON….BTW is your nose the bROWN you allude to?? So far up O vomit’s ass that is tool that color???

        1. Joseph R. Davis says:

          I’m a moderate REPUBLICAN, you ignorant peckerwood. Have you got any more stupid things to say?

          1. The Redhawk says:

            No you are NOT .. either are a RINO or a Dick Head Anarchist…. now go shove your nose up some brown scrotum to get more SICK ideas MORON!

          2. Joseph R. Davis says:

            Oh, and I suppose you have an advanced degree in mind-reading, LeeRoy? And what it it with you right-wingers, and your d**k fetish? Instead of The Redhawk, perhaps you should call yourself The Dickie-bird.

          3. The Redhawk says:

            NO DICK HEAD..BUT what is your excuse for having no Experience in life Reality and lack of Intellectual Acumen… you Stupid MORON!. Oh I see an Intellectually Deprived IVY education perhaps??

          4. Joseph R. Davis says:

            Let’s see now…remove the words IDIOT, MORON and STUPID from the far right’s vocabulary, and they would have to communicate with hand-signs and grunts.

          5. The Redhawk says:

            Are you really that “LIGHT HEADED” having Passed your brain at your last “SIT DOWN”??? Or having fallen off a bar stool??? Or being a product of too close inbreedings of “LIGHT HEADED” generation causing your PROBLEM????

          6. Joseph R. Davis says:

            Oooga Booga Grunt Grunt

          7. The Redhawk says:

            TRY BUTT HEAL CREAM …

          8. Joseph R. Davis says:

            Try having an original thought, instead of parroting bull-s**t from Beck & Limbaugh.

          9. The Redhawk says:

            TRY Butt Heal Cream on Toast.. it is said to regenerate SICK brain cells … and for you it’ll be an inpmprovement….. TURD!

          10. Joseph R. Davis says:

            “…inpmprovement…?” Can’t type, LeeRoy? Or just dumb as hell?

          11. Joseph R. Davis says:

            Try taking a flying f**k at the moon, LeeRoy. And do have a nice day.

          12. The Redhawk says:

            Who gave you that line O ZERO or his husband the CHIMP???

          13. Joseph R. Davis says:

            How long have you been a racist, LeeRoy?

          14. The Redhawk says:

            Still Getting things upside sown AINTCHA ASS HOLE??? …

          15. Joseph R. Davis says:

            You boy try learn more better English, grunt, grunt.

    2. Navy Bob says:

      While I have been a life long NFL fan, I have not watched more than 15 minutes in the past 3 weeks. I catch the scores on my local sports channel, not using the NFL network. I have decided not to wear any NFL merchandise, nor spend any of my money on anything new. I will not burn anything, since that is wasteful, and they already got their money so why should they care if I destroy what I bought? I refuse to go to a game or any NFL event for my local team. I am one person and they will not feel my lack of support, but is many people feel the same way and do the same things. they just might.

      1. Joseph R. Davis says:

        Well then, NB, you’re a hypocrite for “catching the scores.” And NOT burning your hat.

        1. Navy Bob says:

          Catching the scores on local news puts no money into the pockets of the NFL and far from hypocritical. Burning perfectly good clothing is not only wasteful, it’s idiotic, which is why I am sure you would support it. Speaking of being a hypocrite, you only support the free speech you agree with. Is that not the epitome of “hypocritical”? Now, back under the bridge, troll.

          1. The Redhawk says:

            I no longer even watch Scores on MON morning….100% DONE with the NFL…

          2. truthseeker says:

            If it is their right to make a stand, then they may be starting something that will be unstoppable . People will start going down on the play field to voice all sorts of grievances . BLM , NAACP, Green Peace, NRA, Victims of Rape, DACA, Save our Planet, people against the Wall, end hunger $ end homeless, ACLU, .. Well if this happens and everyone has the right to be heard . I just wonder if there will be any time for the game.

          3. The Redhawk says:

            I am looking forward to the day when these FOOKED members of those FOOKED up Terrorist Organization KNEEL in an EMPTY STADIUM!!! Yes tat is their “right”

          4. truthseeker says:

            What would prevent our Marines to take a knee to these entitled over paid brats face. See how tough they are when they get their a$$ kicked right off the Football field. I would not have the restraint to stand there , knowing that right behind me is some football jerk sneering at me and my service.

          5. The Redhawk says:

            Marines, like me, only KNEEL for FALLEN COMRAD MARINES….. However if ISIS were to be invading a Progressive (D) Anarchy fascist party neighborhood I might take time to LACE BY BOOTS… ( SARC)….Semper Fi Bro!!!!

          6. Navy Bob says:

            And that is your right. If that is your choice, I support your right to make it as I am sure you support mine. I choose to watch the scores on the news at 11. Does not make me a bad person, regardless of what IT Trolls think.

          7. The Redhawk says:

            and I have no problem respecting your right to watch the results…it is your RIGHT….and the “right” of the Fooked ups that kneel just may be No longer be shown since they may be kneeling in an empty SATDIUM….Semper FI Bro

          8. Navy Bob says:

            And an OOORAH back at ya, from an HM-8404

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        2. The Redhawk says:

          You must feel “LIGHT HEADED” having Flushed your Brain at your last “SIT DOWN” TROLL!!!

        3. goldie says:

          We don’t need to fight amongst ourselves about the degree to which we boycott. NB is not monitarily supporting the nfl, that’s his choice; you are doing a 100% blackout, that’s yours. Either is ok. Come on, people, we are all Americans together.

    3. PatriotGal says:

      elm, have been boycotting the NFL and any other sport joining them since Kaepernick started the is entire anti America tripe. Is he or are any of them members of AntiFa?
      In what other country can morons protest like that and not be taken off the field and executed by the government? Look at Catalonia, Spain, as recently as this past weekend for an example. Yet, these football “players”/babies/whiners who make MILLIONS scream about America. Really? BOYCOTT!!!!!!

    4. maxx says:

      I don’t mind college football much but I never bother to watch the “millionaire prima donnas” of the NFL or any professional sport for that matter.

    5. John Suppressors says:

      I haven’t watched since this started last year. I also will not buy products advertising on any NFL game. I missed it the first few weeks but don’t even think about who is playing who or what the scores were. Screw the overpaid safe place pussies.

      1. dmttbt says:

        From what little I have seen of the games it looks like the teams should have stayed at home also.

  • Joseph R. Davis says:

    More staged patriotism.

  • Navy Bob says:

    Amazing how this is being portrayed in the press. They are calling it a “stunt” and admonishing the VP for walking out. They refer to the players actions a “stunt” and defend their “freedom of expression” for their actions. It seems that the players have the “freedom of expression” that they now wish to deny the VP. Does he not have the right to walk away if is offended? Does he not have the same right as the player to protest their actions? And the democrats are yelling about the use of the plane to take him from Vegas to Indy and back to LA. He was going to do that any way, so why only be disturbed by it after he walked out? Funny how all this is working. Luckily, most rational people can see that the “stunts” are on the part of the players and the Democrats who just NEED something to wank about.

    1. ROB says:

      Navy Bob, Here you go stating the obvious and these morons never even stop to think about that aspect. The players “solidarity” from the beginning has been a joke.

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