Former Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman televised an NFC East battle between Commanders and Eagles on Monday night for ESPN. He did this despite dealing with the loss of his mother.
Aikman last week announced the death of Charlyn Aikman his mother.
“I’ve always believed there are angels among us. My Mom was one of those angels. My sisters and I could not have asked for a better mother,” Aikman wrote on Instagram last Thursday. “A selfless woman that sacrificed more than anyone could imagine for the betterment of her children. Since her passing last night, I have received an outpouring of support. The prevailing message is how kind she was to them which is not a surprise to me. She was kind to everyone. And she always had time for anyone that wanted to take some of hers. She was loved. I know she knew that but I don’t know she knew how much she was going to be missed. I love you Mom.”
Aikman gave his mother a shoutout while on national television, saying, “She’s watching from the skybox.”
It was a touching tribute from Aikman.
That was a tremendous tribute from Troy Aikman to his mom. "She's watching from the skybox." Outstanding. #MNF
— Patrick Everson (@PatrickE_Vegas) November 15, 2022
After hearing the comment, many people have taken to social media to show their support for Aikman.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Aikman Family at this time.