NBC Sportscaster Al Michaels Apologizes For Making Harvey Weinstein Joke During Broadcast
Hey, Al Michaels. Stick to sports. pic.twitter.com/gxwIgrQurG
— Barstool News (BNN) (@BarstoolNewsN) October 16, 2017
On Sunday night, iconic NBC Sports broadcaster Al Michaels took heat for making a Harvey Weinstein joke on-air.
During a game between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos, Michaels took a shot at the Giants for the poor week they’ve had.
“Let’s face it, the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein.”
That drew some strong reactions on Twitter.
Did Al Michaels just really say that?
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels just went there.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) October 16, 2017
Pretty sure Al Michaels realizes now how absurd of a statement that was. Probably should get some sort of fine.
— Jake Brown (@JakeBrownRadio) October 16, 2017
Nooooo no no, Al Michaels. No Harvey Weinstein references. Horrid. #SNF
— Jon Humbert (@jonhumbert) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels: “The Giants had a worse week than Harvey Weinstein”
Must be funny UNLESS YOU HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN A VICTIM OF ASSAULT. @SNFonNBC
— Lisa Guerrero 💃🏽 (@4lisaguerrero) October 16, 2017
NBC Sports PR typing Al Michaels’ apology pic.twitter.com/FNCMdNJEGG
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels just went full retire bitch
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) October 16, 2017
Good god, Al Michaels.
— Tyler Maun (@TylerMaun) October 16, 2017
Did Al Michaels just say what I think he said?
— Jordan Brenner (@JordanBrenner) October 16, 2017
too soon, al michaels. toooooooo soon.
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) October 16, 2017
Some came to Michaels’ defense.
That was a good joke by Al Michaels.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels made a mistake and said something really stupid. Hopefully he doesn’t get suspended or fired by the outrage machine
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels is going to end up apologizing for that joke. He shouldn’t! But he’s going to.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) October 16, 2017
Al Michaels has made more Harvery Weinstein comments than Jimmy Kimmel and all of late night combined
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 16, 2017
Later on in the broadcast, Michaels made a brief apology.
Boom Al Michaels apology pic.twitter.com/c8fYe3Kx1x
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 16, 2017
Watch the clips above, via NBC Sports.
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