OJ Simpson Syndication: USA TODAY

On Monday night, New York Jets superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with a season-ending Achilles injury on just his fourth play with his new team, ending his season and putting a huge damper on the team’s Super Bowl hopes. It was obviously a brutal night for Jets fans, but OJ Simpson recently talked about the injury in a way that trivialized one of the country’s worst tragedies.

Monday night’s game took place on Sept. 11 in New York, which is obviously the same date and site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center back in 2001. Given that the injury to Aaron Rodgers and the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York both occurred on Sept. 11, OJ Simpson made a pretty calloused and disgusting comparison between the two events.

“9/11 is just a bad day for New York,” Simpson said during an appearance on It Is What It Is.

Obviously, a football player injuring his ankle and 3,000 people perishing in a terrorist attack should not be compared, and Simpson was rightfully criticized for his comments.

Simpson, of course, is a former NFL MVP, who was infamously arrested and charged with murder back in 1994, so there’s not much he could do to hurt his reputation at this point.

[JPA Football]