Terry Bradshaw, the former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and current analyst for Fox NFL Sunday, has come under fire following remarks he made to Kansas City Chiefs Coach Andy Reid during a 2023 Super Bowl post-game interview.
In the trophy presentation ceremony, which is broadcast live after the yearly championship game, Bradshaw spoke to Reid and said, “Big guy. Let me get the big guy in here. Come on, waddle over here.” He then ended the brief interview by saying, “Have a cheeseburger on us.”
The 74-year-old NFL legend received criticism on social media for his comments, with many accusing him of discrimination and bullying.
A representative for Bradshaw did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The incident comes after Bradshaw revealed in October that he had been diagnosed with cancer twice in the last year. During a Fox NFL Sunday broadcast, Bradshaw said that he had been diagnosed with bladder cancer in November and a rare form of skin cancer, a Merkel cell tumor, in March.
“Folks, I may not look like my old self, but I feel like my old self. I’m cancer free, I’m feeling great. And over time, I’m going to be back to where I normally am,” Bradshaw said.
The 2023 Super Bowl was the first in which the Kansas City Chiefs won since 1969. The team beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce, and CEO Clark Hunt all receiving interviews following the game.
Bradshaw is no stranger to controversy, having received criticism in the past for making insensitive remarks about certain NFL players and coaches. He has also come under fire for his comments about female athletes and for his involvement in a Fox Sports segment in which he mocked former NFL player Colin Kaepernick.
Terry Bradshaw to Andy Reid:
“Big guy… let me get the big guy in here. Come on, waddle over here.”
“Have a cheeseburger on us.” #SuperBowl #Fox pic.twitter.com/loFDtKgEH0
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 13, 2023