Vice President Pence Accused Of ‘Systemic Oppression’ For Walking Out Of NFL Game After Players Keel

Vice President Mike Pence has been criticized for leaving an NFL game after players kneeled.

Vice President Mike Pence has been criticized for leaving an NFL game after players kneeled.

VP Pence Accused Of ‘Systemic Oppression’ For Leaving Colts Game

Indianapolis, IN – Vice President Mike Pence got up and walked out of the San Francisco 49ers – Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday, October 8, after several players kneeled during the national anthem.

The game was held at Lucas Field, home of the Colts, according to ESPN.

In a social media post from Sunday afternoon, Vice President Pence said

“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. 

“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.”

I stand with @POTUS Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem.”

VP Pence was heavily criticized for walking out. Sports columnist Tim Swarens called it “conduct unbecoming a true leader,” and a “premeditated political stunt.” Leftists have been calling for Pence’s resignation.

49ers player Eric Reid stated that “this is what systemic oppression looks like.”

President Trump tweeted that he had asked Pence to leave if any players kneeled.

This Sunday marks the second weekend in a row that the 49ers had more than 20 players kneeling during the national anthem with their hands over their hearts.  Teammates who stood behind kneeling players had one hand on that player’s shoulder and the other over their hearts.

Colts players wore black shirts with the words ‘We Will’ on the Front, and ‘Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity’ on the back.  Today marks the second weekend in a row that players have worn the shirts.  All stood during the national anthem with their arms locked.

The protest began at the beginning of the fall, 2016 NFL season, when former football player Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem, for what he described as a protest against police brutality and racial injustice.

Since then, players, coaches, and staff from many teams have kneeled or stood with their arms locked together.

President Trump had harsh words for the players at a September 22 rally.  He said, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he’s fired’.”

He also urged fans to walk out of NFL games if they saw it happen in front of them.

Our partners at Warrior 12, who print our Blue Lives Matter shirts, have launched a limited edition pre-order Stand For The Flag shirt so that you can proudly display that you don’t kneel.

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  • Highest common denominator

    i wish he’d keep his political views out of this when people are just trying to watch football.

    and most of you won’t care, but what he just pulled was an expensive publicity stunt with the tax payers footing the bill. the picture he tweeted today was an old picture from 3 years ago when he went to a Colt’s game, and he posted that before he even got to the game. so he was planning on leaving the whole time to stir up his emotional-ass fanbase. he went from his pit stop at the game to a fund-raising event, which was also planned.

    • Jonas Blane ll

      What’s really sad is the fact that you have POTUS and VPOTUS inserting themselves in the operations of a private business. Last I checked NFL players weren’t federal employees..

      • Lisa Baynes Adkins

        The NFL gets Federal funding that comes out of all of our pockets. I have a right not to stay at a game that disrespects our flag, soldiers, and Country. The VPOTUS also has the right to freedom of speech just as much as the players do. Maybe the flag don’t mean much to some but to those of us that have lost someone that was defending that flag then it means more than you know. If you can’t respect our Country, flag, soldiers, then you don’t belong here. None of the players kneeling could last a week in the military, much less live off of the little pay that they get. You want to disrespect anything that has to do with our country but you still cram that Millions you make off of it in your pockets. How about kneeling and say no to making millions tossing a pig skin while our soldiers family can’t even make ends meet. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/03/28/nfl-stadiums-have-received-an-estimated-6-7-billion-from-taxpayers/

        • Jonas Blane ll

          POTUS and VPOTUS have yet to make a statement against Navy Corpsman Allyson Thompson(a federal employee they’re in charge of) who truly disrespected the military(that They’re in charge of) by mistreating the newborn babies of fellow Navy personnel in a military hospital(which they’re in charge of).

          • Tabludama

            Allyson Thompson is not national news. Multi millionaire athletes with their vulgar showboating on national TV disrespecting the National Anthem, the flag, and those who put their life on the line is national news.

            Try to keep up.

          • Jonas Blane ll

            The same way those players became national news ,she could’ve been. But of course people like you make excuses for Allyson and other white wrongdoers.All the while displaying massive outrage for blacks .

          • Tabludama

            Actually she was national news and unlike the NFL showboaters she was fired for her unprofessional conduct. Her 15 minutes of infamy have come and gone where as the NFL prima donnas keep doing their vulgar act over and over again.But they are People of Privileged Pigmintation and have Black Race Privilege and rules, ethics, and laws that apply to others dont apply to them.

            Try to keep up.

          • Jonas Blane ll

            No such thing as black race privilege.

          • Highest common denominator

            They’re not disrespecting any of that though. They have said over and over why they’re kneeling. Don’t make up a story to make yourself mad.

          • Lisa Baynes Adkins

            Then why not kneel before or after the Anthem instead of during. No I did not serve but my late husband did and lost his life doing it. First the kneeling was because of “oppression”, then it was our police brutality against blacks even though black on black crime is the highest crime rate. Maybe they should start protesting that instead. Oh right, but then they can’t showboat all this oppression, etc because no one would care. If they intend no disrespect then why not kneel before or after the Anthem?

          • Highest common denominator

            Because a protest doesn’t happen when you want it to. Are you a child?

            “they’re not kneeling the way I WANT THEM TO!” is essentially what your comment is.

          • Lisa Baynes Adkins

            Is that really the excuse you want to give? That a protest doesn’t happen when I want it to. How about respect for the lives lost protecting that flag. I did not say they needed to stop, but that they need to do it before or after our Anthem. So why are they not cleaning their own yards up, with all the black on black crime? They do it during the Anthem because they mean to be disrespectful. They are overpaid, childish, disrespectful brats that needs to grow up and instead of being part of the problem they need to try being part of the solution. Use that energy helping others! No I am not a child. I am a retired RN with a speciality in Psychology. Now what?

          • Highest common denominator

            There are plenty of athletes that donate to local children’s clubs. You don’t know about them because they don’t show up in your newsfeed.

            And again, they’re not overpaid. They make a lot of money because they are elite athletes that can only do things a very small percentage of the people on the planet can do. Economically speaking, they’re being underpaid based on how many people watch football. Most of that money goes to the owners and advertising.

            Lastly, kneeling is one way to show respect for someone who has died. That is exactly why Kaepernick knelt in the first place, he said it himself. Again, it’s like you’re just ignoring what the athletes are saying and inserting your own narrative.

            Like a child with fingers in her ears going “lalalalalalala”.

          • Lisa Baynes Adkins

            Typical snowflake attitude. You feel everyone has to believe as you do or they are wrong! BS, it has nothing to do with respect for those that died. Maybe you need to stick with facts……..SANTA CLARA, Calif. — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has willingly immersed himself into controversy by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans and minorities in the United States.

            His latest refusal to stand for the anthem — he has done this in at least one other preseason game — came before the 49ers’ preseason loss to Green Bay at Levi’s Stadium on Friday night.

            “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000691077/article/colin-kaepernick-explains-why-he-sat-during-national-anthem. Like I said, he needs to clean his yard and start protesting black on black crime.

          • Highest common denominator

            The article you included said he was protesting against injustice. Did you read this or just copy-paste?

          • Lisa Baynes Adkins

            Here, let me copy and paste the reason YOU said they were protesting…Lastly, kneeling is one way to show respect for someone who has died. That is exactly why Kaepernick knelt in the first place, he said it himself. Again, it’s like you’re just ignoring what the athletes are saying and inserting your own narrative. Now let me refresh your memory as to what I said the reason they were protesting…….Lisa Baynes Adkins Highest common denominator • 2 hours ago
            Then why not kneel before or after the Anthem instead of during. No I did not serve but my late husband did and lost his life doing it. First the kneeling was because of “oppression”, then it was our police brutality against blacks even though black on black crime is the highest crime rate……… Are you having trouble keeping your story straight? By the way, what makes you think I am white?

          • Highest common denominator

            Kap sat first, people got upset and said he was disrespecting veterans. so he took a knee to honor those who died, and reiterated why he’s not standing for the national anthem. I strongly believe you had absolutely no interest in the NFL until this, and now you decided to get all up in arms. Otherwise you’d know that’s how the kneeling started – to take away the argument that he was disrespecting dead veterans. He went from sitting, to kneeling.

          • Lisa Baynes Adkins

            Boy, I have followed NFL from the days of OJ, William Perry, Theismann, Johnny Unitas, to name a few. I was following football before you were a spark in your daddy’s eye. You assume a lot for someone that knows so little. Heck you even turn Kap’s own words around to mean what you want. If his protest is genuine then why reiterate at all? Stick to the original protest IF it’s truly how he feels!!!!!

          • Highest common denominator

            Silly bitch, I’m an adult. Don’t call me boy.

            He did stick to his protest. and to avoid it being derailed, he took a knee to honor veterans so that you couldn’t use that against him. The reason he protested stayed the same, he just took your argument away.

          • Lisa Baynes Adkins

            LOL at calling me a bitch. Get it right it’s Ms Bitch to you. Keep double talking to make it out to be what you want instead of it being what the protest was ORIG, about. I see calling you out on your double standard bs gets you worked up. Try growing up then we will talk more!

          • Highest common denominator

            calling you a bitch was negating your dogwhistling comment, clown. and no one’s talking double. however, keep making up your own narrative to get yourself worked up over a problem you know exists.

          • Lisa Baynes Adkins

            Nice bantering back and forth with you. Stay safe!

          • Highest common denominator

            you as well.

          • Highest common denominator

            And what exactly in my response says you have to think like me? I’m just shutting down your trite, flimsy-ass responses that most ignorant whites have about the situation.

            My calling you a child earlier is correct based on your own article.

          • Highest common denominator

            Seems like plenty white people think that just because it’s not on their evening news, it’s not happening. There are constant things behind the scenes happening to curb violence.

            I wonder what excuse clueless white people will use once Chicago is no longer an issue.

          • Icare55

            Let them kneel for the oppressed and those that don’t want to go to the games don’t have to. They don’t have to buy their stuff. Let the oppressed do it, oh yeah, they don’t have the money.

          • Balgias Ornious

            They don’t get to kneel, period.

          • Highest common denominator

            but they are. *shrug*

          • Tabludama

            Their actions speak louder than their words. You can have the best cause in the world but if you highlight it with vulgar acts that are deeply offensive to millions your message is lost. Walking through a crowded mall completely naked carrying a protest sign doesnt advance your cause no matter what the sign says.

          • Highest common denominator

            Well there are millions of others that are cheering it on. It’s not for you, clown.

        • Highest common denominator

          So you’re not a vet yourself but speak on behalf of all of them?

          I am a vet, and the fact that they’re standing or kneeling is an amazing thing and part of what vets fought for.

          And people in the military get paid just fine. If you’re having trouble making ends meet in the military, you’re living beyond your means. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

          And athletes get paid lots of money because market value has determined that is what they are worth. It wasn’t a handout, they earned that.

          • Balgias Ornious

            you are NOT a vet.

          • Highest common denominator

            sure i am.

        • Icare55

          49% of all the new stadiums are funded by our tax money. That means they should stand for the flag.

          • Beetlebailey

            Plus, they make huge profits off of the taxpayer-financed stadiums without really reimbursing the community. It’s already been proven repeatedly that if we build stadiums for the NFL, the neighborhood around it will go to crap.

    • Balgias Ornious

      You’re soo full of shit it makes me sick.

      • Highest common denominator

        i’d stop responding to me, then.

  • Highest common denominator

    oh, and about your stupid shirts. veterans would appreciate “patriots” making sure disabled and homeless veterans receive the care and helping hand they earned. standing for them when a song plays is next to useless. how about taking a stand when the music isn’t playing?

  • Highest common denominator

    Haha wait. Isn’t the White House protesting the NFL? What is Pence doing there?

  • jennifer 0.2
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    • LEO

      Stay on topic, your ADD is kicking in.

    • LEO

      Watched the video and what I see are two different officers. I would have handled it like the second officer for both individuals.(Also I don’t know if this even occurred in the same state.) Why would I risk getting shot over hurting someones feelings?

  • Jonas Blane ll

    NFL offensive(in more ways than one) line coach Chris Foerster is caught doing this. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79f72d33ae860dd2176e3606618c22b71ae713181ee3cf77cd05f5fe306333f6.jpg

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/dolphins-o-line-coach-snorting-white-substance-video-article-1.3550295

    But the problem with the NFL we’re told are black players that peacefully protest.

  • jennifer 0.2

    If anybody kneels this what line Coach Chris Foerster will do every time.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or35O7Ct_uI
    Stand for the anthem after taking a Bump!

  • Remo_5_0

    So, the VP’s “PR Stunt” is worse than Eric Reid and the rest of the kneelers PR Stunts, gotcha. Glad he clarified that, this kneeling is about to be over.

    • Highest common denominator

      It is. Pence’s stunt cost about a quarter million in tax dollars for Air Force 2 alone.

      • Remo_5_0

        If that’s what it costs us for the NFL to lose millions I’m ok with it.

        • Highest common denominator

          The NFL is doing just fine. Even at its worst ratings a couple weeks ago, it was the most watched thing on TV.

          And I’m not surprised you’re fine with these expensive publicity stunts. If how they have conducted themselves thus far in the White House is something for you to still be proud of, nothing will shake your allegiance at this point.

          • Remo_5_0

            This is a marathon not a sprint, the NFL is not going to shutdown in a week or two or a even a season, but there is going to be changes and not for the good for the NFL.

          • Highest common denominator

            Sure. They will be just fine though. Football is religion in the US, and the ones most against the protest have nothing much else going on in their lives. They will never not watch football.

          • Remo_5_0

            We’ll see.

          • Remo_5_0

            It’s funny because I actually pay taxes unlike most of of the people these clowns are protesting for and i’m still ok paying for it. I do find it funny that CK started this whole protest based on lies about police shootings and then when a CBS reporter reports that he will stand if he gets a job he quotes Churchill and states.

            “A lie gets half way around the world before the truth gets it’s pants on” the irony.

          • Highest common denominator

            Poor people pay taxes. The ones who don’t pay taxes are the homeless and the extremely wealthy.

          • Remo_5_0

            No comment on the irony of your boy CK quoting Churchill?

          • Highest common denominator

            nope. it was a good quote.

          • Remo_5_0

            Ya, too bad his whole premise is based on lies. I thought he was better educated than that.

          • Highest common denominator

            it’s not based on lies though. if there was no truth to the matter, upset white people wouldn’t be so upset. but he struck a nerve, so you react. hit dogs will holler.

          • Remo_5_0

            I’m not white so no nerve struck. Because he perceives something a certain way does not make it truth, most all of the police shootings or in custody deaths have been proven to be lies.

          • Highest common denominator

            no they haven’t. the ones that have been publicized as such are the ones you think you’re referring to.

          • Remo_5_0

            Seems to me that the high profile ones that the whole nation knows about would be the ones that these clowns would be kneeling for, save for that ass clown in South Carolina they have all been found to not be what has been reported…I.e Lies! Do you think CK is protesting some obscure police action in Lizard Dick Arkansas?

          • Highest common denominator

            ah, i see. you think a group of people with similar interests should all be protesting the same thing. That’s not how groups of people work. We can care about more than one thing at a time.

      • Tom

        And you know this how? Afterall it is his home state… So who is to say he was not there for other business.. Or even a trip home…. Just sayin…. 😉

        • Highest common denominator

          The cost of their travel is public information, since its tax player funded. So is the itenerary. How else do you think cities plan for them to visit? This stuff is planned in advance.

          He wasn’t in Indiana for other business. He was in Las Vegas that morning and had fund raising in Los Angeles later that day. He wouldn’t have been able to go from Indianapolis to LA if he stayed the whole game, so he was never going to stay.

          He also tweeted a 3 year old picture as if it happened that day. Giant expensive publicity stunt.

          You’re either dumb or playing dumb.

          • Tom

            Far from dumb. Was not worth my time to bother to look it up. But it sure cannot be as bad as the Obama women taking multiple world tours on our dime, And the lifetime government pension grandma gets for watching the girls while they were in the White House

          • Highest common denominator

            Haha, deflection.

          • Billie Samuel Watkins Sr.

            Idiot, no mouth breathing idiot.

          • Highest common denominator

            Well thought response!

          • Billie Samuel Watkins Sr.

            Bullshit you have been severely brain washed you look but you don’t see you hear but you don’t listen.

          • Highest common denominator

            You write sentences with no punctuation do you see how annoying that is it becomes really hard to read responses with no punctuation and your favorite presidents lap dog VP is becoming as much of an attention whore as his dumbfuck boss.

      • Billie Samuel Watkins Sr.

        Never heard you piss and moan about Obama’s expenditures on his vacations and his mother in law and his fund raisers and his campaigning for Hillary on our dime and I could go on and on.(9 trillion dollars in 8 years).

        • Highest common denominator

          Regular expenditures. Please bring up a time when Obama went to a sporting event to make a statement for Twitter.

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  • Trefflek

    Outstanding!

  • JBo

    How come VPOTUS can’t exercise his free speech rights?

    • ProUSAProGOD

      Only the leftists are allowed to do that.

  • Jeffery Fizer

    And the actions of the NFL and NFL players are unbecoming of true Americans.

  • Larry

    another stupid single digit I.Q black moron

  • Astroserf

    LOL! What is “systemic oppression”.

    • Sober Progressive

      Kinda makes it sound ominous, doesn’t it?
      I think paying California State Gas Taxes is kinda like ‘systemic oppression’ too.

    • Live from Liz Warrens Teepee

      Old white males according to Moochelle Oblamo.

  • Astroserf

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  • Daryn Plasticmask

    Why are they showing a mirrored image of the Vice President, making it seem as though he didn’t put his right hand over his heart? The media really DOES hate the White House doesn’t it? Well guess what: He’s a married man and that ain’t his left hand (no wedding band). So shove it, whoever you are who published that photo; conservatives have BRAINS and can THINK.

    • Beetlebailey

      I used to think that Evangelical Christians were nuts. Now, not so much. There is evil everywhere and they’re just continuously propagating it in the media in subtle and unsubtle ways. They hate us, they hate the country, and they won’t rest until all value from our society is lost.

  • ProUSAProGOD

    “premeditated political stunt” – you mean what the NFL players (and teams) have been doing all along?

  • Live from Liz Warrens Teepee

    Oppressed? You are a NFL team employee making the big bucks. You have every right to protest… on your own time and on your own dime.

    • Highest common denominator

      Whenever they want. Just because it’s inconvenient to you doesn’t mean one still cant protest.

      • Live from Liz Warrens Teepee

        Yeah, as an employee I will be sure to tell MY BOSS that. You must not have a job…

        • Highest common denominator

          Well, i run my own web design business, so i have a job and i provide jobs to others.

          You can’t tell your boss that because you’re replaceable.

          • Live from Liz Warrens Teepee

            So are you bud. I have hired and fired many web designers as CIO. Dime a dozen but you keep up the good work.

          • Highest common denominator

            Well good thing i work for myself and not you, right? 👍

            And those designers that are really good, open their own firms. Good luck on working for someone else, though.

          • Balgias Ornious

            You’re a shit-stain of a web designer that doesn’t actually work, I bet the majority of your time is spent trolling articles on this fine website, shit stain.

          • Highest common denominator

            commenting on this site is an alt-tab away, clown. it takes very little time to be on here.

      • Balgias Ornious

        Ohh hey guys the paid hillary bot is back.

  • kem63

    I fully believe the players have the right to practice their free speech But there are other ways to do that without disrespect the united states. Like Colts players wore black shirts with the words. Something less disrespectful to the people of the united states.
    I don’t usually agree with republican’s or democrat’s But VP Pence did the right thing “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.”
    VP Pence waited after the anthem to walk out. These kneelers are NOT protesting the police that isn’t even there.. The players are Disrespecting the flag & the anthem which is Disrespecting ALL of the PEOPLE of the united states.

    • Highest common denominator

      it doesn’t disrespect all Americans if plenty Americans agree with the protest.

  • Wilbor Gavin

    VP Pence, continue to do this same thing every time this happens at any event.