June 19, 2020 | 9:11pm
The infamous police chase featuring O.J. Simpson in the Ford Bronco.
AP Photo/Joseph Villarin, File
The sister of Nicole Brown Simpson was reportedly dumbstruck when she learned the proposed date for the debut of the all-new Ford Bronco — July 9, O.J. Simpson’s birthday.
“Is that on purpose?” Tanya Brown asked the Detroit Free Press. “My first reaction was, ‘Are you kidding me? This is funny?”
The former football star was behind the wheel of a white Bronco when he infamously led police on a slow-speed chase through Los Angeles after his ex-wife’s stabbing death.
“I just don’t know if it’s a good marketing twist,” Tanya Brown told the Free Press.
A spokesperson for the Ford Motor Co. later said the timing was “purely coincidental.”
On Friday, the company moved the debut date from July 8 to July 13 so it would not coincide with the birthday.
“The reveal of the all-new Ford Bronco lineup will now happen on Monday, July 13,” company spokesman Mark Truby tweeted on Friday.
“The previous targeted date of July 9 unintentionally coincided with O.J. Simpson’s birthday,” he tweeted.
“We wanted to be sensitive and respectful of this concern.”