Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and pro football hall of famer Troy Aikman has explained why he was seemingly critical of a military flyover shortly before Sunday’s NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers.

Hot mics caught Aikman and FOX broadcaster Joe Buck talking about the flyover at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., when the announcers likely thought they weren’t on air. While Buck joked that tax money was used to pay for the flyover, Aikman noted that such a thing wouldn’t happen if President Donald Trump doesn’t get re-elected.

“That stuff ain’t happening with a Kamala-Biden ticket, I’ll tell you that right now,” Aikman said.

After receiving some criticism online, Aikman clarified his stance on social media.

"I love a flyover but it was odd to see one over a mostly empty stadium," Aikman wrote on Twitter. "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."

A little over 15,000 fans attended Sunday’s game in Tampa Bay. The stadium was only a quarter full.

There were publications that applauded the comments from Aikman and Buck about the flyover.

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Fox broadcaster Troy Aikman looks on prior to the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images