Vice President Mike Pence kicked off another round in the culture war against the National Football League today by leaving a game between the Colts and San Francisco 49-ers after some players took a knee during the national anthem.

To be fair, it was only the players on one team…and I should let you guess which of the 2 teams had players who decided to stage this little social justice drama.

Vice President Mike Pence said he left Sunday’s Indianapolis Colts game after several players from the San Francisco 49ers chose to kneel during the national anthem.

Pence has followed President Trump’s lead by criticizing players who do not stand for the anthem.

Last week approximately 30 players from the 49ers kneeled in their first game since Trump called for players who protest to be fired. Former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sparked the protests last year when he chose not to stand last year to speak out against racial inequality and police brutality.

Pence took a cue from his boss, and went to Twitter to give some additional details:

The President offered his support:

Pence did many to make a few positive connections shortly before the players’ stunt.

Prior to walking out of the game, Pence met with former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. The retired football star, who also played for the University of Tennessee and has donated to prominent GOP figures, has been floated a potential candidate to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.). Corker is retiring next year, but Manning has said he has no plans to run for the seat.

It appears that President Trump may have won this battle in the Culture War. The number of players taking a knee has been substantially reduced, and the fans are still unwilling to tolerate the social justice posturing that has poisoned the sport.

On Sunday, the vast majority of players chose to stand for the anthem, although teams such as the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars knelt before the Star-Spangled Banner was played. If that decision was taken to appease critics who say sitting out the anthem is disrespectful to military veterans and the country as a whole, it was not entirely successful – sections of fans booed both teams. The Ravens said over the public address system they were having a silent prayer for “unity, kindness and justice for all Americans”.

Of course, some progressive stooges are responding to the defeat with the kind of dignity you would expect!


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