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Al Michaels Apologizes For Harvey Weinstein Comment During Sunday Night Football

Al Michaels likened the Giants’ week to that of Harvey Weinstein. He apologized later in the broadcast.

Al Michaels & Cris Collinsworth | Zade Rosenthal/NBC

During the NBC Sunday Night Football game between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos, lead announcer Al Michaels made a joke comparing the Giants’ week to that of Harvey Weinstein.

“Let’s face it, the Giants are coming off a worse week than than Harvey Weinstein, and they’re up by 14 points.”

Michaels was referencing the fact that several key Giants receivers — including superstar Odell Beckham Jr — suffered injuries in last week’s loss to San Diego. The 0-5 team also suspended star cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie during the week.

The problem is that his “comedic” comparison was to a man accused of rampant sexual misconduct over a period of many years. In the wake of the allegations, Weinstein was ousted from The Weinstein Company and booted from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Numerous social media users took issue with Michaels’ comment.

Later in the broadcast, the announcer apologized for his remark. A user shared the apology clip on Twitter:

Written by Brian Cantor

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