Vin Scully is one of the most revered voices in American sports history. The longtime Dodgers broadcaster’s voice is as big a part of baseball as apple pie is to America. Scully, Saturday night, added that voice to the national anthem protest debate when, according to Deadspin, he said, “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.” The question is: Do you support Vin Scully’s stance on the NFL and the anthem protests?
Those who support Scully feel that he is standing up for the flag and the military. They believe that the NFL has failed miserably at the handling of the protests and it is up to the fans to end them. Also, they admire Scully for speaking out on this issue where a lot of others have failed to speak up. His supporters do not see the protests as anything else but as an attack on the anthem and the flag, so, for a man with the stature and reputation of Vin Scully to join the NFL boycott, it is a great thing.
People who do not support Scully see this as yet another out of touch, old white man who is missing the point. The protests are not about the flag and the anthem or the military; they are about police brutality. Never once has a protester condemned the military or the flag or the anthem. They see, in Scully, a man who doesn’t understand what this is about and he should educate himself on the issue before he speaks.
Vin Scully telling the origins of the national anthem before a fourth of July baseball game:
Do you support Vin Scully’s stance on the anthem protests? Is Scully boycotting the NFL a good thing? Or, has he missed the point behind the anthem protests and he should find out what they are about before he speaks?
Support Vin Scully
Those who support Vin Scully say he is a great American standing up for what is right in this country. They admire his courage for speaking out on this issue.
If anyone seriously tries to call Vin Scully racist because he doesn't support the anthem protests, you obliviously know nothing about Vin.
— Quenten Radford♏ (@Qradical5) November 5, 2017
— Mike Abramovich (@RoundTripp) November 5, 2017
— ✨? Saphina ?✨ (@Saphina) November 5, 2017
Thank you, #VinScully! We need more ppl like you taking a stand for our country, flag & anthem.
— Madeline Ryan (@msuzanne2234) November 5, 2017
Oppose Vin Scully
People who do not support Scully say that he doesn’t understand what the protests are about. They feel that this has nothing to do with the military or the flag or the anthem; it’s about police brutality.
— Vision?Resists (@ItHasBegun2016) November 5, 2017
Add Vin Scully to the list of old,white men w/a lack of care of understanding of the NFL anthem protests. It. Isn't. About. The. Military.
— Patrick Ryan (@thepatrickryan_) November 5, 2017
The protests dont have anything to do with the military. Its about police violence against innocent people.
— 954allaboutdacanes (@ebt202) November 5, 2017
Vin Scully can say whatever he wants. No NFL protester is ever disrespecting the military by kneeling for the anthem, just like I’m not disrespecting the military when I choose not to cover my heart, or stand, for the anthem at a baseball game. https://t.co/cxVMUuCE5E
— Josh Springer (@JoshSpringerNY) November 5, 2017
Do you support Vin Scully’s stance on the anthem protests?