Legendary sportscaster Vin Scully said he “will never watch another NFL game” due to player protests during the national anthem.
Scully made his statement during a question and answer period after a speech he gave at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California on Saturday night, ESPN reported.
Here’s what Scully said when asked about NFL player protests:
“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’s declaration was meet with cheers and applause.