Sunday was supposed to be a day of celebration for the Indianapolis Colts, the Colts fans and family, and the thousands throughout their community. Peyton Manning returned to Indianapolis, where he spent 13 seasons embarking on a career that would lead to notable accomplishments such as most touchdowns (539) and wins (200) in a career, in addition to the numerous awards he’s received and the charitable contributions he’s financed. From sports, celebrities, and philanthropists, Manning means as much to Indianapolis as anyone would to any city. The team gave back on Sunday by retiring Manning’s jersey, celebrating one of the greatest careers in NFL history.
Vice President Mike Pence attended the event, which is not unsurprising. Pence was born in Indiana, attended school in the state, represented Indiana’s 2nd and 6th districts, and became Indiana’s Governor in 2013.
Then the National Anthem played. Pence (presumably) tasked an aide with taking a picture (is the aide disrespecting the anthem?) while being flanked by a veteran in uniform.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017
Then he walked out.