Joe Buck is finally setting the record straight on the comments he and Troy Aikman made about the military flyover at the Green Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game this past Sunday. The 51-year old Fox Sports broadcaster talked about the controversy on his and Oliver Hudson’s podcast, Daddy Issues, stating the entire ordeal is “ridiculous.”
If you want to know what really happened in Tampa here you go. If you’re just a headline reader and don’t care to know the story or how goofy my co-host is DO NOT LISTEN!!! @daddyissuespod_ https://t.co/r3FcrDCKC9 pic.twitter.com/tfHQuejmlF
— Joe Buck (@Buck) October 22, 2020
“There’s so many different aspects to this,” Buck said. “It would be laughable if it wasn’t so frustrating.”
“Here’s what people don’t get. They said that this was a hot mic; it wasn’t,” Buck explained. “This was before our rehearsal. But that doesn’t matter in the reporting of it because the reporting of it is from websites that pick up a piece of audio that was clipped by somebody along the chain.”
Buck claims he and Aikman were rehearsing and joking around “to let the pressure out” before the start of the live broadcast.
Troy Aikman and Joe Buck were caught on a hot mic mocking military jet flyovers during football games.
Aikman GLEEFULLY talked about how Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will end them. This is disgusting. pic.twitter.com/sCChJAm1TN
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) October 20, 2020
“Troy in the microphone is repeating something he heard the night before from an unnamed person on our crew saying, ‘This person happens to be very far left — ‘Oh, well, under Biden and Harris, that’s not going to happen,’” Buck stated. “And Troy was repeating that, watching the flyover. So they clipped that as he’s saying that and if he’s like a Biden-Harris fan… He was being 100% sarcastic repeating something that somebody said the night before!”
On Wednesday, Aikman told his side of the story on Twitter. “I love a flyover but It was odd to see one over a mostly empty stadium,” Aikman wrote. “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.”