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Pence leaves NFL game over anthem kneeling

Vice President Mike Pence left the Indianapolis Colts game after some players took a knee during the National Anthem.

“While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don’t think it’s too much to ask NFL players to respect our Flag and our National Anthem,” Pence wrote on Twitter minutes after leaving the game in Indianapolis, Indiana.

President Donald Trump later added that he personally asked the vice president and his wife to leave the game.

"I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen," Trump wrote on Twitter.

Pence further explained on Facebook why he left the game.

"I left today’s Colts game because President Donald J. 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 President Trump, I stand with our soldiers, and I will always stand for our Flag and our National Anthem," Pence wrote.

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