NBC play-by-play man Al Michaels made a joke during Sunday Night Football that was in poor taste.

The New York Giants entered Sunday night’s game against the Denver Broncos as the NFL’s most disappointing team at 0-5, and are dealing with a number of injuries (as well as plenty of drama) that include a fractured ankle suffered by superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last week.

Well, Michaels compared the Giants’ situation to the last week of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, and that was a bad idea.

With the Giants leading the Broncos 17-3 in the third quarter, Michaels said, “The Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, and they’re up by 14 points.”

Comparing the state of an NFL team to a guy that is being accused by dozens of women of sexual assualt and harassment in the entertainment industry understandably drew plenty of reaction on Twitter.

After the SNF broadcast came back from commercial early in the fourth quarter, Michaels apologized, saying he didn’t mean the Weinstein reference “in that manner”:

And his apology effort didn’t go over much better on Twitter:


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