Pence leaves NFL game after players kneel during anthem

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NFL Players Association affirms support of peaceful protests after Pence walkout

- thehill.com
09 Oct 2017
The NFL Players Association released a statement in support of players' constitutional rights to "peacefully raise awareness" after Vice President Mike Pence Michael (Mike) Richard Pence Dems face close polls in must-win Virginia Report: Trump Administration officials urged furious Tillerson not to quit Authorities recover 47 firearms in connection with Las Vegas shooter ...

Mike Pence's NFL Walkout Was a Cheap, Transparent Stunt

09 Oct 2017
Pence used the NFL to star in a cheap, transparent political stunt. The narrative Pence tried--and failed--to sell was that he showed up at the Colts-49ers game in Indianapolis and then supposedly left in a huff after being shocked--SHOCKED!--at seeing the San Francisco 49ers kneel. After assumedly taking a whiff of his personal smelling salts, he immediately released a ...
- thenation.com

VP Pence Leaves NFL Game After Players Protest During Anthem

- nbcchicago.com
09 Oct 2017
Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday, the latest move by President Donald Trump's administration to clash with NFL players over patriotism and public demonstrations.

VP Pence leaves NFL game after players protest during anthem

09 Oct 2017
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday, the latest move by President Donald Trump's administration to clash with NFL players over patriotism and public demonstrations.
- lowellsun.com

Pence pulls NFL Political Stunt at Taxpayer Expense

- juancole.com
09 Oct 2017
"It seems pretty clear what Trump and the former governor of Indiana's plan here was," Frank Schwab of the NFL Shutdown Corner blog said. "The national anthem protests have been a storyline all season. So for the duo to act shocked to see a protest when Pence showed up to a game -- at great taxpayer expense, no less -- seems pretty disingenuous."

VP Mike Pence walks out on Colts Odell Beckham Jr fractures ankle Aaron Rodgers leads comeback win

09 Oct 2017
The 49ers, the former team of Colin Kaepernick who began the kneeling anthem protests last season, have demonstrated throughout the 2017 season as well. Based upon initial reports via social media, most players appeared to stand for the anthem during the NFL's 1 p.m. games, with the 49ers the notable exception.
- washingtonpost.com

Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

- bbc.co.uk
09 Oct 2017
Americans, according to polls, are split. They're not happy about the NFL protests, but they don't like Mr Trump's eagerness to stoke the flames of controversy. Now - as tensions rise in North Korea and yet another hurricane slams into the US - Mr Pence is joining the anthem fray.

Fox Sports Makes Drastic Decision After NFL Anthem Protests

09 Oct 2017
Though Fox Sports aired the pregame national anthem during coverage of the previous weekend's games, when players from teams across the league protested by kneeling or locking arms, this weekend it did so only for the London-based game between the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints.
- westernjournalism.com

Diverse United States divided on symbols of patriotism

- pro32.ap.org
09 Oct 2017
An AP-NORC poll conducted Sept. 28-Oct. 2 found that a majority of Americans think refusing to stand for the national anthem is disrespectful to the country, the military, and the American flag -- and a majority also disapprove of Trump calling for NFL owners to fire players who refuse to stand.

VP Pence Leaves NFL Game After Players Protest During Anthem

09 Oct 2017
Responding to a question about Pence leaving the game in Indianapolis, Jones said after the Cowboys' 35-31 home loss to Green Bay that the league can't "in any way give the implication that we tolerate disrespecting the flag." Of his own players, the Hall of Famer said, "If we are disrespecting the flag, then we won't play. Period."
- bloomberg.com

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill for tweeting about NFL advertiser boycott

- mashable.com
09 Oct 2017
Trump been pushing the NFL controversy, as has his administration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had previously called for Hill to be fired for her initial comments. Vice President Mike Pence helped push the issue back into the headlines on Sunday when he left a game at which some players knelt--a stunt that appeared to have been pre-planned.

CNN Confirms Data Shows Trump Is Right, Anthem Protest Torpedoing NFL Rating

09 Oct 2017
Colin Kaepernick started it. Donald Trump rehashed it. And now the National Football League is paying the price. Kaepernick, who was then with the San Francisco 49ers, started taking a knee during the national anthem, an action that was slammed by Trump at a rally for Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama; Strange would go on to lose the Senate primary to Roy Moore. Trump called ...
- bluntforcetruth.com

President Mike Pence walks out of NFL game after players kneel during anthem

- canberratimes.com.au
09 Oct 2017
Since then, most players have returned to standing during the anthem. Handfuls of players, though, continue to kneel, especially on the 49ers. The protests began last year when the former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem to draw attention to to racial oppression of African-Americans, particularly police brutality.
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