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Former NFL quarterback and current Fox broadcaster Terry Bradshaw is coming under fire for comments made to sideline reporter Erin Andrews during Thursday’s pregame broadcast of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
During a segment, Bradshaw addressed Andrews’ country-themed attire and actually paid her compliment.
“You got your cowboy boots on and your shirt,” Bradshaw said. “You’re lookin’ good. That was nice. I enjoyed that interview.”
Andrews was interviewing Buccaneers linebacker Devin White in horse stables while he spoke about his love of horses.
“After the interview, Andrews appeared on a screen behind Fox’s pregame crew as the sideline reporter and asked, ‘I do want to know how old were you when you first got on top of a horse, first rode one?'” the New York Post wrote. “Curt Menefee repeated the question, and Bradshaw replied that he was 3 years old before continuing into the comments that sparked the backlash.”
That is when Bradshaw, 73, made what appeared to be an innocent comment — which predictably drew the ire of overly sensitive Twitter mobs. (What else is new?)
Anyway, it will be interesting to see what’s next, if anything, for Bradshaw.
Last year, NBC’s Cris Collinsworth had to issue an apology after innocently talking about female Pittsburgh Steelers fans. So a similar fate may await Bradshaw.
“Everybody’s a fan,” Collinsworth said during a December broadcast. “In particular, the ladies that I met. They have really specific questions about the game, and I’m like, ‘Wow.’ You’re just blown away by how strong the fans are here in this town.”