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Vice President Mike Pence, front center, stands during the playing of the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Pence left the Indianapolis Colts game after players knelt during the national anthem


Updated October 08, 2017 03:52 PM EDT

CBS reporter Jason La Canfora tweeted Sunday, clarifying his televised report about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick vowing to stand for the anthem if he could play in the NFL again.

La Canfora said he was relaying previous reporting about Kaepernick and had not discussed the issue with him.

Vice President Mike Pence left the Indianapolis Colts game against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday after several NFL players took a knee during the national anthem.

No Colts players knelt, but several 49ers players did.

"I left today's game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem," he tweeted. "While everyone is entitled to their own opinions, I don't think it's too much to ask NFL players to respect the Flag and our National Anthem."

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Trump later tweeted that he asked Pence to leave the game if any players took a knee.

Additionally, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the national anthem protests last season, told CBS that he would stand for the national anthem if he were given the chance to play football again.

Jason La Canfora of CBS reports that Kaepernick, who is currently a free agent, has been living in New York and working out in New Jersey in hopes of signing with a team. Kaepernick added that his agent has spoken with all 32 teams in hopes of finding one that will allow him to tryout.

If signed, Kaepernick said he will not be kneeling for the anthem, but will instead donate proceeds from jersey sales to charity.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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