In the middle of a Sunday Night Football matchup between the Giants and Broncos, longtime NBC sportscaster Al Michaels made a reference to Harvey Weinstein. Intended as a joke, the comment fell flat:
but seriously folks, pic.twitter.com/WqpmCLjOAT
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) October 16, 2017
“I mean let’s face it, the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein,” said Michaels.
Later in the game, Michaels apologized for the joke:
Al Michaels' apology for Weinstein joke pic.twitter.com/QrIPTb6l2X
— That Dude (@cjzer0) October 16, 2017
Michaels has been calling Monday Night Football games since his debut in 1986. He’s one of the most widely recognizable voices and personalities among sportscasters, calling everything from the “Miracle on Ice” to Malcolm Butler’s famous Super Bowl XLIX interception.