Terry Bradshaw is under fire. The legendary Pittsburgh Steelers QB made a comment on Fox NFL Sunday that even his own teammates didn’t approve of, causing social media to go off on him.
The incident occurred when the panel was analyzing the game between Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. Former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton commented that he would like to see Cards RB James Conner run the ball more.
Bradshaw interrupted him and said, “Their (Arizona’s) mentality is throw, throwthrow, throw, throw. I think if this kid ran five or six times in a row, I think he’d commit suicide or something.“
The word ‘suicide’ sparked protests
Immediately his colleague Howie Long told him, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, that’s a little dark for this audience,” while Curt Menefee added, “That’s a little dark for all of us.” Michael Strahan just raised his eyebrows and looked at the camera in bewilderment.
Bradshaw added, “They don’t seem to care about the ground game at all.” But the damage was already done, as the four-time Super Bowl winner‘s comment drew angry reactions on social media, with several people demanding that Bradshaw apologize.
Some called for him to be fired
“Dear Terry Bradshaw, SUICIDE IS NOT A JOKE,” tweeted Lindsey Young, a Vikings copywriterwhile another suggested Bradshaw “should be fired.”
“Terry Bradshaw should be fired for his comments today,” tweeted another. “There is no place in this world for jokes about suicide.”
Bradshaw, 74, recently revealed on TV that he has been battling cancerespecially in the last year, and apparently didn’t realize he used a word that should be used very carefullyas it is something very serious.