Tom Hanks has something to say about Raiders’ move
Add Oscar-winning performer Tom Hanks to the list of unhappy Raiders fans over the impending move to Las Vegas.
The A-list actor ripped the decision to leave Oakland during a fundraiser Monday for local nonprofits 826 Valencia and ScholarMatch, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
“You cannot take the Silver and Black, put them in an air-conditioned dome in the desert, make them play on artificial turf within a stone’s throw of the fountains of Caesar’s Palace, and call them the Raiders,” said Hanks, a Skyline High alum who grew up in the Bay Area.
“The only good thing that is going to come out of the Oakland Raiders leaving — and there is nothing good that will come out of that, by the way — is that the Oakland A’s might get their own ballpark.”
The star of “Forrest Gump,” Philadelphia, “Saving Private Ryan” and many other popular films plans to stage a one-man protest.
“When the Raiders leave, I am going on an NFL moratorium for two years,” Hanks said.