August 5, 2021

‘I am an unwavering patriot’: Troy Aikman responds to criticisms regarding comments on military flyovers

Military flyovers have become a routine pre-game ritual in the NFL.

But there was nothing routine about the flyover prior to the Green Bay Packers-Tampa Bay Buccaneers game on Sunday.

As the jets soared over Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fox broadcasters Troy Aikman and Joe Buck had this jokingly brief exchange on the air that drew some criticism.

“That’s a lot of jet fuel just to do a little flyover,” Aikman said.

“That’s your hard-earned money and your tax dollars at work,” Buck said.

“That stuff ain’t happening with a Kamela [Harris]-[Joe] Biden ticket, I’ll tell you that right now, partner,” Aikman said.

On Tuesday, Aikman, the former Cowboys Hall of Fame quarterback, took to Twitter to respond to criticism regarding his comments.

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