Fox announcers caught on live mic bashing military flyover said they were mimicking crew

by Peter Heck · Oct 26th, 2020 12:06 pm
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Last Updated Oct 27th, 2020 at 10:12 am

A viral leaded audio clip that appeared to show Fox announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman making derogatory remarks about pregame military flyovers may have been a set-up.

On the "Daddy Issues" podcast, Buck explained that he and Aikman were actually recreating, in a sarcastic manner, comments made the night before by members of their crew.

"Troy in the microphone is repeating something that he heard the night before from an unnamed person on our crew," Buck began. "This person happens to be very far left and said, 'Well, under Biden-Harris, you know that's not going to happen,' and Troy was repeating that watching the flyover.

So they clipped that as if he's saying that and as if he's a Harris-Biden fan. But he's repeating something that somebody said the night before, which is unbelievable.

If you know Troy at all, he was being 100 percent sarcastic. Repeating for the person in the truck to hear, like 'Ha, ha, ha.'

And then I go into a 1950s voice, like, 'There's your hard-earned tax dollars at work,' or whatever," Buck explained.

Buck said that Fox is working to find out whoever it was that leaked the audio clip, saying that whoever it was knew exactly what they were doing, particularly in as contentious a moment as the country is in.

The long-time announcer went on to reveal his own appreciation for the military and why the leaked audio is not representative of his personal views at all.

"My dad earned a purple heart in World War II, was shot in Germany and was sitting in a hospital in Paris when WWII ended and saw Charles de Gaulle speak in Paris at the end of WWII," Buck said. "My grandfather was on a battleship in the Pacific in WWII. That's my mom's dad. I come from all that. Right on the down the line, that's where my sensibilities are."

Aikman also issued an apology on Twitter.

Aikman has been an active donor to the Republican Party and Republican presidential candidates in the past.


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