Former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo saw some online blowback after he made a joke about Giselle Bündchen, the supermodel wife of superstar quarterback Tom Brady.
The quip came after Brady made NFL history during a game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears on Sunday. Romo was one of the announcers for the CBS game.
Brady threw his 600th touchdown during the game but his receiver Mike Evans handed off the ball to a fan instead of holding it for its historical significance. Romo joked as the fan, later identified as Byron Kennedy, negotiated with a Tampa Bay staffer for the return of the ball to Brady.
"Right here, he's like, 'we need that ball, that's 600,'" said Romo on the broadcast, jokingly narrating the negotiations.
"Really? So what do you want? A million?" he added.
"A date with Gisele. A date with Gisele and I'm in," Romo said in the voice of the fan.
"OK, Tom will do it. One time, you got it," he added.
Here's the video of Romo's comments:
While Romo clearly meant it as a joke, many on social media did not find any humor in his comments.
"I don't think what Romo said was funny. It was tasteless. But that's just me," tweeted Mike Freeman, the sports race and inequality editor for USA Today.