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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Vin Scully boycotting NFL games over anthem protests

Vin Scully

Count Vin Scully among those who are boycotting NFL games over the national anthem protests.

Speaking at “An Evening with Vin Scully” in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday night, the longtime Dodgers broadcaster shred with the audience why he no longer watches NFL games.

The 89-year-old retired broadcaster used to call NFL games for CBS and even was on the call for the legendary Dwight Clark catch for the 49ers in 1982, so it’s not like he doesn’t have ties to the league just because he is synonymous with the Dodgers.

Scully’s position highlights just how divisive the matter has become. Some people like him have responded to the players protesting racial inequality and police brutality through national anthem protests by boycotting the league. Even some prominent sponsors have considered ending their deal. On the other side, some respect the players for taking action and striving for change. It’s clear where Scully stands.

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