Many of us have surely made poor choices in pantswear during our lives. Maybe those jeans were too baggy. Those khakis were pleated. Perhaps you’re still planting the flag for cargo shorts during the summer.

But don’t make fun of a man’s pants. Or if you must joke, sling your zinger and move on. Don’t keep harping or tensions could develop.

Bad feelings definitely rose during NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football pregame show when Michael Irvin was mocking Steve Smith’s plaid pants. They were a bold choice, to be sure, perhaps even more so considering Smith was sitting on a chair with no desk in front of him. So the pants were there for all to see.

Irvin apparently couldn’t let that go and poked fun at his colleague. Maybe he took things a bit too far, prompting him to give a good-natured apology (nudged by his wife) on the air. Smith wasn’t interested, however, and appeared to be quite upset.