Football legend Tony Romo took some heat from fans this week after he made offensive comments on-air regarding Tom Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Commentating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears game on Sunday for NFL on CBS, the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback said that Tom Brady could probably trade the fan who had his 600th touchdown ball with a date with his wife.

The comment rubbed a lot of fans the wrong way, with many taking to social media to voice their frustration with Tony Romo’s “gross” joke.

The whole exchange took place after Tom Brady’s milestone 600th touchdown pass on Sunday, which was caught by Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans. Unknowingly, in a rush of energy from the touchdown catch, Mike Evans tossed the ball up to a fan who was wearing his jersey and recording the event on his phone.

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers staffer then went to negotiate with the fan, presumably informing him of how much Tom Brady would want to have that ball, and how Mike Evans accidentally tossed it up to him in the heat of the moment without thinking.

Tom Brady and his wife Gisele at the Met Gala in New York City
Tom Brady and his wife Gisele at the Met Gala in New York City. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Though the conversation between the two was unheard on-air, Tony Romo acted out what he believed they could be saying up in the commentator box, where he made the joke in question.

“A date with Gisele,” Tony Romo joked, acting as the fan negotiating what he would take to give the 600th touchdown ball back to the team. “A date with Gisele and I’m in.”

“Ok, Tom will do it. One time, you got it” Romo continued, now acting as the voice of the Bucs staffer.

The joke did not go over well with fans on social media, who called his statements “creepy” and “rude.”

“Tony Romo suggesting Brady trade a date with his wife for his 600th TD ball is just weird/borderline creepy,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “Dude is a good broadcaster but so awkward sometimes.”

“The remark about a ‘date with Gisele’ was totally offensive and inappropriate,” another disgruntled commenter wrote. “Romo insulted Tom, his wife and women in general with his comment.”

One Twitter user wrote that “Joking about offering a date with someone’s wife” was “off limits.”

“Why do we need to listen to @tonyromo fantasize about trading a football for ‘a day with Giselle’?” another commenter asked. “What does Mr. Romo presume would happen with Gisele during that day she has been traded like property for a football?”

According to CBS News, the 29-year-old fan, whose name is Byron Kennedy, eventually returned the football to the team. In exchange, he was given another ball from the game and will receive two signed jerseys from Tom Brady, a signed helmet, a signed Mike Evans jersey, game cleats, a $1,000 gift card to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ team store, and two season passes.

Tom Brady also revealed on Monday Night Football that he gifted Kennedy a bitcoin worth approximately $63,000.

After the game, he said he was hesitant to give the ball up, since it could be worth up to $500,000 in auction. An auctioneer speaking with CBS News priced it even higher later, at around $900,000.

Byron Kennedy posted the recording to Twitter later that day of Mike Evans tossing him the 600th touchdown ball, writing “what an experience.”

It was a momentous day, aside from the Tony Romo comments, as Tom Brady became the only quarterback in history to throw 600 touchdowns.

“I knew how much it meant to Tom,” Kennedy said, “and I was willing to trade.”

Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have yet to comment on Tony Romo’s comments.

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