Terry Bradshaw’s joke that fell flat at a Fox upfront presentation resulted in the former football star apologizing to actor Ken Jeong about a racially insensitive comment.
Bradshaw was speaking about being on “The Masked Singer” when he tried to reference hosts Robin Thicke and Jeong.
"Unfortunately, I was kicked off by Alan Thicke and the little short guy from Japan,” Bradshaw said, according to CNN.
Alan Thicke, Robin’s father, died in 2016. And Jeong is Korean-American.
Terry Bradshaw apologizes to Ken Jeong
Bradshaw released an apology on Tuesday regarding the comment about Jeong.
"I made an insensitive remark today about Ken, who I've known for some time," Bradshaw said in a statement, via CNN. "I've spoken to him about the importance of cultural respect and apologized for my offensive comments. I would like to also apologize to the Asian-American community for my insensitivity."
Bradshaw was a Hall-of-Fame quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, then his amusing personality landed a gig on Fox’s NFL pregame show. He has been a fixture on Fox’s pregame show since it started in 1994.
– – – – – – –
More from Yahoo Sports: