As the Washington Redskins prepare to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, starting quarterback Alex Smith will not be on the field. Smith suffered a broken leg last week against the Houston Texans and is out for the remainder of the season.
Smith’s injury is one of the most devastating in recent history and brought back memories of the injury former Redskins star Joe Theismann suffered more than 30 years before.
Attempting to get into the Thanksgiving spirit prior to their broadcast of the Bears and Lions on Thursday, CBS went with a horrible pun relating to Smith’s injury.
— Matthew Abu Demeke (@mattdemeke) November 22, 2018
“Broke his drumstick last week.”
Leg. Turkey. Drumstick. Get it?
Yeah, that’s not anywhere near funny. We’re not sure who thought this was a great idea to air.
And those who caught the segment couldn’t have agreed more.
Alex Smith snaps his leg last week and then CBS makes a joke about him "breaking his drumstick?" YIKES
— Cameron Gross (@Gross_Burner) November 22, 2018
Cheerful, motherly, holiday CBS voiceover: “and Alex Smith broke his drumstick last week.” Oooof
— Jake Cummis (@jkub98) November 22, 2018
— Nate Poppen (@poppenfresh) November 22, 2018
@NFLonCBS the "Alex Smith broke his drumstick" video is garbage. You should be embarrassed.
— WhiskeyOverMilk (@whiskeyovermilk) November 22, 2018
Wow… holy insensitive promo by CBS. Alex Smith with the broken drumstick. Too soon
— Devon Vincent (@Vincents003) November 22, 2018
Heard on @NFLonCBS in the pregame show: “Alex Smith is out after breaking his drumstick last week.” Let’s cool it with the Thanksgiving puns. Real tough scene.
— Brian (@briguy_517) November 22, 2018
@NFLonCBS apologise for that Alex Smith comment right now. That wasn't clever it was just poor taste.
— Bobby Miller Jr (@MillerBobbyJr) November 22, 2018
— Devin (@devinpelech) November 22, 2018