NBC's Al Michaels Made THIS Joke During Sunday Night Football and Viewers Are Outraged

Erika Haas
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Posted: Oct 16, 2017 1:00 PM
NBC's Al Michaels Made THIS Joke During Sunday Night Football and Viewers Are Outraged

A number of football fans were outraged Sunday night, but not because the players were kneeling during the national anthem. This week, their displeasure was directed at NBC sportscaster Al Michael who made an off-color joke during a matchup between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos.

In the third quarter, Michaels threw out this bit of commentary: “Let's face it, the Giants are coming off of a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, and they're up by 14 points.” 

Later in the game, Michaels apologized for the joke. “Sorry I made a reference earlier before, I tried to be a little flip about somebody obviously very much in the news all over the country,” he added during the fourth quarter. “It was not meant in that manner. So, my apologies. And we’ll just leave it at that.”

But that didn’t stop viewers from tearing into the sportscaster on Twitter.

NBC didn’t walk away scot-free either. 

And then there were those who were more vexed by the response to the joke than the joke itself. 

Sad indeed.