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Al Michaels sorry for comparing New York Giants’ form to Harvey Weinstein

  • Veteran broadcaster makes comments during NBC’s Sunday Night Football
  • Hollywood producer Weinstein accused of multiple sexual assaults

Al Michaels, one of America’s most respected sports commentators, has apologised after jokingly comparing the New York Giants’ problems to those of the disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of multiple cases of sexual abuse.

Michaels made the comments during NBC’s Sunday Night Football, which regularly draws audiences in excess of 25 million. Referring to the Giants poor start to the season – they had not won a game before Sunday – Michaels said: “And let’s face it: the Giants are coming off a worse week than Harvey Weinstein, and they’re up by 14 points!” His co-commentator, Cris Collinsworth added: “only my LA guy comes up with that one.”

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