Military flyovers can be awe-inspiring to watch and are practically tradition at many sporting events.
But you can count broadcasters Troy Aikman and Joe Buck among those seemingly not impressed with them. The pair are in hot water after a hot mic picked them up apparently criticizing and mocking the display of jets flying over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa prior to the Green Bay Packers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday.
“That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover,” Aikman is heard saying in a video clip.
“That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work!” Buck replied in a mocking tone.
“That stuff ain’t happening with (a) Kamala-Biden ticket,” Aikman added. “I’ll tell you that right now, partner.”
It’s unclear whether Aikman and Buck are against the flyovers or are mocking critics who oppose them. Fox Sports did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNN.
Troy Aikman on Twitter:
I love a flyover but It was odd to see one over a mostly empty stadium but I am an unwavering patriot that loves this country, has always respected our flag, supported the men and women in the armed forces as well as those in uniform who serve & protect and for anyone to suggest otherwise doesn’t know me, my beliefs or what I have stood for my entire life…..
"That's a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover," Aikman is heard saying in a video clip. He later clarified. https://t.co/ZFdCgOednq
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