Mike Pence Exposed For Walking Out Of NFL Game Due To Peaceful Protesting, Seemingly Publicity Stunt
"This is what systemic oppression looks like."
Vice President Mike Pence had something to prove when he walked out of an NFL Game Sunday. Pence briefly attended an Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday before walking out after several San Francisco 49ers kneeled during the national anthem.
Pence defended his action by following in the footsteps of the 45 and taking to Twitter to explain himself by saying the he “will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.”
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Leave it to Twitter to even dig up dirt on the picture he posted which was apparently three years old.
Just so we’re clear: Mike Pence tweeted a 3yr old photo & showed up to an NFL game knowing he’d leave to make his base angry at blck players https://t.co/hwtqiSpaw3— Clint Smith (@ClintSmithIII) October 8, 2017'
49ers safety Eric Reid similarly blasted Pence, calling him walking out a “PR stunt.”
“This is what systemic oppression looks like. A man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple of things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts,” Reid said.
It cost Americans $1,250,000 for Mike Pence to protest kneeling & for Tom Price to fly in private jets— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) October 8, 2017'
Kaepernick donated 1mil to charity
NFL players kneel during national anthem, Mike Pence walks out of game in protest.— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) October 8, 2017'
The KKK march in Charlottesville, the @VP says NOTHING.
Did Mike Pence use a televised event to protest something he believed in? Can't remember, is that still American or not?— Colin Mochrie (@colinmochrie) October 9, 2017'