A veteran broadcaster has just thrown in the towel on the NFL, and it’s all because of the Anthem protests.
Now that Vin Scully, formerly known as the voice of the Dodgers, is retired, he’s opening up about some things non baseball related. Like many across the country, he’s had it with the Anthem protests. He’s quick to add, it’s not even because he was a military guy,
“It’s not that I’m such great patriot. I was in the Navy for a year — didn’t go anywhere, didn’t do anything — but I have overwhelming respect and admiration for anyone who puts on a uniform and goes to war. The only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game.”
Some, like Miami Marlins owner, Derek Jeter, would point out that the players ARE NOT protesting the military, or veterans, but that they’re choosing to protest racial injustice during the National Anthem.
The reactions on Twitter have been fairly split, and many are just lumping Sully in with the rest of “Old White America.”
Vin Scully is revered as a living legend in the sports world. Him boycotting football games may not seem big, but he’s a major public figure turning his back on an entire institution. That’s gotta hurt, and he’s not coming back.