It may not have been malicious, but it certainly raised some eyebrows.

And given the way of the world these days, the reaction really isn’t that surprising.

Now one NFL Legend found himself in hot water over these controversial on-air remarks.

Terry Bradshaw is getting major blowback from a recent comment he made on Fox NFL Sunday that included Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray.

The Fox Sports host and former NFL quarterback opined on whether or not the Cardinals needed to have Murray run more as part of their offense.

Bradshaw said, “They’re not gonna run. They’re not gonna do it. They just can’t do it. Their mentality is throw, throw, throw, throw. I think if this kid ran five or six runs in a row, I think he’d commit suicide or something.”

Yeah . . .

The reaction was as swift as you’d think it would be in 2022 America.

His remark momentarily stunned his coworkers.

Howie Long said, “Whoa, whoa, whoa, that’s a little dark for this audience.”

Christmas might still be six weeks away, but Twitter lit up early like a Christmas tree in response.

One user said, “Terry Bradshaw should be suspended without pay for this egregious comment. There is no excuse for this.”

Another wrote, “Dear Terry Bradshaw, SUICIDE IS NOT A JOKE.”

Gee Scott Sr. said, “Again, @NFLonFOX, help me please understand. Is there anyone that is saying this is not ok, or does Terry Bradshaw get the “oh that’s just how he is” pass? Again, teach me please.”

NAMI Texas said, “When will @NFLonFOX apologize for Terry Bradshaw’s harmful statement about suicide? People aren’t dying by suicide because of their football team’s playcalling changes, they’re dying by suicide in large part because we as a society are failing to identify and treat mental illness.”

Bradshaw had been in the news recently after announcing that he had been diagnosed with two forms of cancer but said that he is now cancer-free.

He said that he waited nearly a year to reveal his diagnosis because he “didn’t want pity.”

An online poll from AZCentral sports showed mixed reactions to Bradshaw’s comments with 28% calling them “completely inappropriate” and 24% calling them “not inappropriate at all.”

Such is the world we live in today.

Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.