Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw cracked wise about the state of Alabama on Saturday morning as he delivered the commencement address to the University of Mississippi’s Class of 2016.
According to AL.com, Brokaw said, “I’m so relieved to be speaking to a graduating class from Ole Miss. If I were speaking at Alabama, I would have to use smaller words and shorter sentences.”
The moment was captured in a tweet:
Tom Brokaw trashed Alabama during his Ole Miss graduation speech. pic.twitter.com/Y4PYVu3AAK
— Busted College (@BustedCollege) May 14, 2016
Twitter users were quick to respond:
Stay classy Tom Brokaw. https://t.co/FSXlwbk3qV
— John's City Diner (@johnscitydiner) May 14, 2016
— Jeremy Faulkner (@jeremyarc7) May 14, 2016
My guess is @tombrokaw won't be invited to the University of Alabama anytime soon. He's not good enough for us.
— SGM (@bamabelle2k9) May 14, 2016
I can only imagine how many "How many national championships do you have, Tom?" tweets Tom Brokaw will receive today.
— Justin Nails (@justinnails) May 14, 2016