Vice President Mike Pence showed up to LucasOil Field in Indianapolis yesterday to watch his hometown Colts take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Multiple 49ers players decided to kneel for the national anthem. Pence wasn’t pleased.
The man “one heartbeat away from the presidency” decided to leave the game after the disrespectful protest, tweeting later that he won’t support that sort of nonsense in any fashion.
After the game, safety Eric Reid, one of the first NFL players to kneel along with Colin Kaepernick last season, told the press that Pence’s actions were ‘systemic oppression.’
What? Did he seriously just say that?
Reid: “My honest reaction … Does anybody know the last time he’s been to a football game? With that being said, he tweeted out a three-year-old photo of him at a Colts game so with the information I have the last time he was at a Colts game was three years ago. So this looks like a PR stunt to me. He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew that we were probably going to do it again. 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. Based on the information I have, that’s the assumption I’ve made.”
— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) October 8, 2017
Reid clearly doesn’t understand that kneeling for the national anthem does absolutely nothing but tick off those of us in this country who love America.
Neither Reid, Kaepernick nor any athlete across any sport who has knelt during The Star Spangled Banner has accomplished a dang thing. These phonies just look silly, especially considering most of them don’t even know why they’re kneeling other than to spite President Trump.
If this childish statement by a spoiled NFL millionaire (who doesn’t know what he’s talking about) makes you furious, comment YES! Let VP Mike Pence know you STAND WITH HIM AND AMERICA and always will!
H/T: Pro Football Talk