Troy Aikman Backtracks, Says ‘I Love a Flyover’ But Concerned About Crowd Size After Offending Vets on Hot Mic

We wrote earlier about Fox Announcers Troy Aikman and Joe Buck offending veterans and Americans everywhere after being caught on a hot mic mocking a flyover at Sunday’s Packers-Buccaneers game that they called.

We shared responses on a tweet that Aikman made where veterans called for an apology from the former Cowboys quarterback.

Tonight, Aikman tweeted a backtrack of what he said on that mic, insisting, “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.”

It was not the apology that had hoped for but a defense of his patriotism as well as what appeared to be a condemnation still of the flyover that occurred Sunday.

Twitter user Chip Abernathy said, “Troy if you were an unwavering patriot you wouldn’t have said what you said. You would have said something like watching those jets flyover never gets old.”

“Troy if you were an unwavering patriot you wouldn’t have said what you said. You would have said something like watching those jets flyover never gets old,” he added.

“Sports enthusiast” Brad Smith responded to Aikman, “Hmm. You were in agreement it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars. You were also pretty happy and sure it won’t be seen if Biden wins the election. Don’t backtrack now. Own what you said! That time is good for pilot flight time that they have to keep up as well.”

Buck has not addressed the situation yet, however he tweeted out about his assignment for tonight: “Cannnnot wait for first pitch tonight in this matchup. The top two teams record-wise in each league with storylines everywhere you look. Gonna be a blast!!!!! World Series On FOX – 8 eastern. Let’s go!”