Kirsters Baish| It’s crazy for these self-entitled NFL players to think that they can continue on with their ridiculous anthem protests without facing some kind of consequences. All they have showed America is that they are disrespectful to our flag and everything that it stands for, and in turn, disrespectful to the men and women who courageously defend our country. After this weekend, it seems as though these guys might want to start rethinking their decision to kneel during the anthem. Americans will not continue to support the NFL if these players, who are paid millions of dollars to play football, don’t show some respect. Kneeling and/or sitting during the anthem will not be tolerated any longer. Americans are growing tired of NFL players playing the part of social activists during work hours.
Vice President Mike Pence showed his distain for the disgusting protests when he decided to get up and leave an NFL game this past weekend after seeing around two dozen 49ers players kneel during the anthem. Pence, who served as governor of Indiana prior to becoming Vice President, was simply trying to see the Colts play some football, but was taken aback when the 49ers decided to disrespect our country.
It didn’t take long for Pence to make the call to get up and walk out. VP Pence is a true patriot, and he prides himself on remaining loyal to our country, so this kind of blatant disrespect wasn’t something he was going to tolerate. We need more Americans to stand up for our country the way that VP Pence did.
“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,” Mike Pence wrote. President Donald Trump asked Pence to stay loyal to the cause, but Pence would have acted the same way even if Trump hadn’t made this request.
Pence gave his statement on the game soon after he spoke about the horrific Las Vegas mass shooting that took place last Sunday.
A 49ers player decided to post his own tweet about his feelings on Pence’s actions.
49ers Eric Reid on VP Pence: "this looks like a PR stunt to me… this is what systemic oppression looks like"
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) October 8, 2017
49ers Eric Reid made a bold statement… and obviously it was way out of left field. He claimed “this looks like a PR stunt to [me[ … this is what systemic oppression looks like.”
I don’t really think Reid knows what the definition of oppression is. His attempt at trying to stay relevant in 2017 is failing miserably, and he has been becoming more and more unpopular among the masses. I stand with VP Mike Pence and his decision to leave the game. If these players have the “right” to kneel for the anthem, Pence has the right to decide that he doesn’t want to stay and watch them play.