Vin Scully says he won't watch National Football League games again after player protests

Vin Scully says he won't watch National Football League games again after player protests

Scully turned a few heads past year when he ripped socialism during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Former Los Angeles Dodgers announcer Vin Scully has announced that he no longer watches NFL games because he does not approve of players who kneel during the National Anthem.

"I think our clubs all see this the same way - we want our players to stand, we're going to encourage them to stand and we're going to continue to work on these issues in the community", Goodell told reporters after meeting with team owners at the Fall League Meeting in NY.

'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 own little way, is not to preach.

Scully made his remarks Saturday night during a speech at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California after he was asked about the demonstrations made by National Football League players.

Guess he will be sticking to baseball.

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The audience reacted to his comment, which came in response to a question from a moderator, with enthusiastic applause.

The 89-year-old Scully was in the Dodgers booth for almost seven decades and became beloved as not just the voice of the team, but of baseball. For decades his voice reverberated through Dodger stadium as fans listened to him on transistor radios.

Scully, 90, spent 67 years as a Dodgers broadcaster.

Those protests have evolved as President Donald Trump weighed in saying that players should be fired for disrespecting the flag.

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick launched the protests in September 2016, claiming he was protesting police brutality against black men.

He remains unsigned and has filed a complaint that team owners colluded against him because of the protests.

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