"The Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein," he said during the live broadcast. Al Michaels has apologized for a joke he made during NBC's Sunday Night Football that referenced Harvey Weinstein. During the third quarter of the game between the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos, Michaels compared the Giants to the disgraced movie mogul. "I mean, let's face it. The Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein and they're up 14 points," he said, referencing recent season-ending injuries to three players along with another player's suspension. Many Twitter users — including fellow sports broadcasters, reporters and viewers — were quick to criticize the veteran
Veteran sports broadcaster Al Michaels apologized Sunday night for a joke he made about Harvey Weinstein during NBC’s Sunday Night Football contest between the Denver Broncos and New York Giants. “Sorry I made a reference earlier. I tried to be a little flip about somebody obviously very much in the news all over the country. It was not meant in that manner. So my apologies, and we will just leave it at that,” Michaels said. Earlier in the game, Michaels joked that the Giants — who were 0-5 coming into the game as they battled a rash of key player injuries — “are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein.” Michaels was criticized for his joke online. Weinstein has been accused of sexual misconduct
Veteran sportscaster Al Michaels compared the struggles of an NFL team to Harvey Weinstein, a man who allegedly sexually assaulted dozens of women over more than two decades — and Michaels, predictably, apologized shortly thereafter. The moment came on during NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast of the Giants-Broncos game. The winless Giants have been experiencing a run of bad luck this season, but Michaels found a questionable metaphor for the team's difficult run.