Trump NFL row: Mike Pence walks out of game after players kneel

LAS VEGAS NV- OCTOBER 07 U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the culmination of a faith unity walk held to help the community heal after Sunday's mass shooting at Las Vegas City Hall

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a National Football League game on Sunday in his home state of in after some players knelt during the national anthem, a form of demonstration that began previous year as a symbolic protest about police violence against racial minorities.

All of the Colts players stood for the anthem, but several 49ers players knelt.

Former governor of Indiana, Mike Pence had made a decision to attend the match of the Indianapolis Colts, to pay tribute to the former quarterback star Peyton Manning, who was to be honored at a ceremony Sunday.

After an initial wave of protest following Trump's comments, many players have stopped kneeling during the anthem.

This gesture has been adopted by dozens of players since Donald Trump has called the end of September the owners of franchises of the National Football League to "expel" the players who "(lacked) respect " to the american flag.

Pence said on Twitter that he left the game because he and President Donald Trump will not dignify any event that disrespects soldiers, the flag or the national anthem. "I asked the vice-president Pence to leave the stage if players put a knee on the ground [during the national anthem], a lack of respect for our country", he wrote on his Twitter account.

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Pence was attending a game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers.

He said in a tweet on Sunday that he asked Pence to leave the stadium "if any player kneeled, disrespecting our country".

The controversy over anthem protests had largely died down when President Trump chose to revive it in late September 2017, arguing that the protests were disrespectful to the flag and to the armed forces.

Political objections show little sign of halting the spread of the protest, and some players have opted to link arms for the anthem in solidarity with those who are kneeling.

Before leaving, Pence tweeted an image of himself and Second Lady Karen Pence.

At an event for Luther Strange in Huntsville, Ala. last month, Trump said that he thought owners would let go of players who knelt during the national anthem.

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