Former Dodgers announcer and Hall of Famer, Vin Scully, was at the Pasadena Civic Center for an event called “An Evening With Vin Scully”, where the baseball icon revealed that he is done watching NFL games.
Scully was asked about the NFL’s national anthem “take a knee” protests, and Scully replied by stating he “will never watch another NFL game” again.
Here is a full transcript of Scully’s comments, via Deadspin…
“I have only one personal thought, really. And I am so disappointed. And 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, who will turn 90 later this month, served in the navy before beginning his broadcasting career.