Was Pence protesting the protesters? Childish stunt by him and his daddy. Of course some of the niners were going to kneel. I think it was disrespectful for him to walk out on the thousands of people who did stand for the anthem. Playing politics with the flag is not exactly respectful. Anybody want to defend this prank?
Prank? It's a statement. Stop disrespecting the flag. The NFL is bleeding viewers and PR, Trump knows exactly what he's doing here. Why is that so hard for you to understand? You may "hate" him, but he has toppled the Bush family, the Clinton family, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, CNN, James Comey, Hollywood, and pretty much everyone else who pushes a political agenda opposed to the core values of his voting base. Look at what he's done to the NFL in a few short weeks. What you call a "prank" is Trump/Pence playing politics with people who have no idea how to play back.
The NFL fell right into the trap and now they are facing a PR nightmare. Trump is playing by a different set of rules and it's amazing how ridiculously slow his opponents are to figure that out.