Why would Vin Scully make a statement that seems to put the NFL Players’ Protest and the Military against each other? I know, this is not the first time a person has done this during this protest which started with Colin Kaepernick during last year’s NFL season. However, it’s ridiculous for a person with his reputation to make such a statement. Vin Scully has spent years building the type of reputation that could have unanimously been deemed immaculate up to this point. I mean, look at how he was received by the crowd during Game 2 of the 2017 World Series.In case you haven’t heard, or have protected your sanity by staying away from social media and news in general, Vin Scully recently said the following:
Here, his thoughts on NFL & kneeling. 👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/uEK50pE8Iv
— Deus Ex Mushina (@MushKat) November 5, 2017
Not watching NFL games is his way of showing support for the military against the illusory “disrespect” from NFL players, who have made it abundantly clear that they are attempting to bring awareness to the issue of police brutality. During his first pitch speech, Vin Scully mentioned that somewhere in heaven, Jackie Robinson was laughing his head off while watching him get ready to throw out the first pitch at the World Series. After this comment, he would probably just be shaking his head. One person posted a tweet hinting to the irony between Scully’s latest statement and his legacy.
Serious question: does Vin Scully know what Jackie Robinson, a veteran of a segregated army, said about not standing for the anthem?
— roast turkey at 280 (@TimBaffoe) November 5, 2017
Vin Scully is much too calculated not to cover his bases on all issues presented when discussing the NFL protest. It seems that he spoke about the only issue he felt was important, and ignored the topic of police brutality, as many have chosen to do, by inserting the military, the flag, or any thing else to avoid a meaningful discussion on the initial issue mentioned by the NFL players. Vin Scully watched NFL games through many drug arrests, domestic violence by Josh Brown and Ray Rice, racial remarks made by Riley Cooper, and many sexual assault charges. Essentially, there was no public word about boycotting the league then. However, when players decided to take a knee to protest police brutality, taking time out to watch NFL football is no longer worth it.
Bottom Line: It’s clear that Vin Scully supports the military. We all do! Now let’s focus on the issue. What about police brutality?