Patriotic Americans are sick and tired of the NFL anthem protests.
This includes iconic LA Dodgers’ announcer Vin Scully who recently spoke on the issue.
Scully couldn’t have been clearer in a powerful statement he made at an event.
The baseball legend said, “I will never watch another NFL game.”
Just as he did for Dodgers’ games, Scully has crystallized the anthem issue. He believes in standing for the flag to honor those in uniform.
The radical protesters argue they aren’t disrespecting the flag or the military, yet that was precisely Colin Kaepernick’s intent. He chose the flag and the anthem as symbols because he wants the American system “dismantled.”
For decades, when legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully spoke about baseball, people listened. Now, in retirement, he’s not just speaking only about anymore. Yet, listening to Scully now, might be more important than ever.
On Saturday night, Scully said that he would “never watch another NFL game again,” in response to the league’s anthem protests.
Speaking at an event called, ” An Evening with Vin Scully,” at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Scully was asked about the league’s response to the anthem protests. The legendary broadcaster did not hold back.
“I have only one personal thought, really. And I am so disappointed,” Scully said. “I used to love, during the fall and winter, to watch the NFL on Sunday. And it’s not that I’m some 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. So the only thing I can do in my little way is not to preach. I will never watch another NFL game.”
Scully retired from broadcasting Dodger games after the 2016 season; a position he had held for 67 years.
Scully’s disappointment with the NFL is a sentiment many Americans feel, which is why so many passionate fans are tuning out and not going to stadiums. Even sponsors are pulling out.
The NFL has an intractable problem on their hands. They can’t afford to let the handful of anti-American protesters sink its business, but that’s exactly what Roger Goodell and several owners are doing.
Scully laments no longer watching games, but he sees an erosion in the American culture and doesn’t want to be party to it.
This isn’t the first time Scully’s belief in the American system of freedom has seeped through: