The hot mic moment happened during Fox Sports’ coverage of Sunday’s NFC game between the Packers and Buccaneers. In a video published by Defector (who said it got it from an unnamed “tipster”), the pair is heard mocking pregame military flyovers, a regular occurrence at US sporting events, as a waste of taxpayer money.
— Defector (@DefectorMedia) October 19, 2020
As four A-10 ‘Thunderbolt’ aircrafts flew over the mostly empty Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, the pair bantered about the spectacle.
“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 wryly replied.
“That stuff ain’t happening with the Kamala-Biden ticket, I’ll tell you that right now, partner,” Aikman, in an off-the-cuff remark.
Some suggested the flyover budget would be best spent on coronavirus stimulus packages for small businesses struggling during the pandemic.
A lot of responses were irate at the perceived slight against military service personnel and veterans.
— Erik Rosales (@ErikRosalesNews) October 20, 2020
Rather fittingly, many used the hot mic moment as a political football, to slam their opponents as un-American and unpatriotic.
🚨🚨🚨YIKES!@TroyAikman mocks pregame flyover — acknowledging that Democrats aren’t proud of our military and says that it’s a “Kamala-Biden ticket.”
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) October 19, 2020
So is @TroyAikman saying before Trump we didn’t have flyovers?
Or is he saying that Biden-Harris hate our vets and country so much they won’t do it?
— The Big Guy-Ross Schumann🇺🇸 (@RossSchumann) October 19, 2020
Others couldn’t help but notice the reference to the “Kamala-Biden” ticket, apparently pointing to the fact that Kamala Harris is Biden’s VP pick.
This clip is all the more telling due to Troy Aikman referring to the "Kamala-Biden ticket." 😄 Great job alienating even more of your audience. Embarrassing. https://t.co/g0hFeGFA2E
— Douglas Ernst (@douglasernst) October 20, 2020
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