US VP Pence walks out over NFL players' anthem protest

The kneeling has been a symbol of protest against racial injustice in the United States. Pence accused the players of disrespecting the national anthem but the VP has been accused of staging a political stunt against the players.

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    US Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a game on Sunday after NFL players knelt during the national anthem.

    The kneeling has been a symbol of protest against racial injustice in the United States. Pence accused the players of disrespecting the national anthem but the VP has been accused of staging a political stunt against the players.

    Al Jazeera's Elise Holman reports on the collision of politics and sport in the US.


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