While narrating a replay from an NFL match between the Miami Dolphins and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Fox Sports announcer Terry Bradshaw appeared to say that black Dolphins running back Reggie Bush looked like he was “chasing a bucket of chicken” during a particularly impressive sprint.
“Look at this Jimmy, like he was chasing that bucket of chicken that the wind was blowing the other day,” Bradshaw said, over a video of a touchdown run by Bush.
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Curt Menefee, another Fox analyst in the studio, immediately groaned.
Bradshaw later apologized and claimed he was referring to ESPN analyst Jimmy Johnson, a white man who apparently eats a bucket of fried chicken every Sunday, according to USA Today.
Johnson later penned a few posts on Twitter in an effort to defend Bradshaw’s explanation of events and defuse the situation.
“For all those “chicken” comments..TB kids ME about how much I like chicken.. He was referring to me!” Johnson tweeted. “I eat 4 pieces of fried chicken every Sunday on our set..only problem now is my wife knows..so Im in trouble.”