Fair warning to all sports broadcasters: Criticize Rob Gronkowski at your own risk.
ESPN “Monday Night Football” announcer Booger McFarland made such an error Monday night during the Kansas City Chiefs’ 27-23 win over the Denver Broncos. Midway through the fourth quarter, McFarland vehemently stated that Travis Kelce, not Gronkowski, is the best tight end in the NFL.
“He’s the best tight end in football,” McFarland said. “He’s the reason why we saw (Broncos cornerback) Chris Harris Jr. on him. You can’t put a linebacker or a safety on him.
“No disrespect to Gronk — Travis Kelce is the best tight end in football.”
(You can click here to listen to McFarland’s comments.)
Whenever someone begins a sentence with “no disrespect,” you know something stupid is about to happen.
NFL fans (especially New England Patriots supporters) unsurprisingly blasted McFarland for his comments.
(Warning: Some of the following tweets contain NSFW language.)
McFarland obviously is entitled to his own opinion. And to say Kelce is better than Gronkowski isn’t…