Vice President Mike Pence attended the Colts-49ers NFL game on Sunday to celebrate Peyton Manning’s career in Indianapolis.
But when 23 players on the 49ers knelt during the anthem, Pence left the game in disgust.
And what 49ers safety Eric Reid said about it exposes just how out of touch these coddled millionaires are.
President Trump tweeted that Pence’s trip to Indianapolis was “long planned” — presumably before NFL players began kneeling for the anthem en-masse two weeks ago.
Now, their petulant anti-American anthem protests are causing football fans to ditch the NFL left and right.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017
Nevertheless, Reid claimed Pence left early as a “PR stunt” and called it an example of “systemic oppression.”
“He knew our team has had the most players protest. He knew we were probably going to do it again. And so this is what systemic oppression looks like—a man with power comes to the game, tweets a couple things out and leaves the game with an attempt to thwart our efforts.”
Reid, who signed a 4-year contract for $8.48 million, complete with a $4.55 million signing bonus to play a game claims to be a victim of systemic oppression because the Vice President walked out and refused to stand for their childish disrespect of our flag, our anthem, and our country.
The Vice President’s salary, by contrast, is $230,700 per year.
Reid may want to look at third world dictatorships to see what “a man with power” lives like compared to that of his citizens.
Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe was a political despot who brutally oppressed his people while they lived in abject poverty.
His net worth was estimated between $10 and $30 million.
If Eric Reid and other NFL anthem protestors took a hard look at countries where people do actually suffer under systemic oppression, they’d realize how blessed they are to live and work in a free country.
America is not perfect. No country is. But it’s damn sure better than the alternatives out there.
What do you think about Pence leaving after the disrespectful anthem protests?
Would you have left the game if you were him? Would you have attended at all?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!