Michael Irvin says fans worried about Steve Smith beating his ass can chill -- 'cause Steve ain't actually pissed about Mike ROASTING his plaid pants on "Thursday Night Football."
"Steve's fine, man. Steve's my guy. He was just having fun," Mike told TMZ Sports.
FYI, a straight-faced Smith said he was gonna bust up Irvin the next time they cross paths ... but Mike claims they were just putting on a show for the cameras.
It's been a pretty compelling story on social media -- especially after Irvin made a personal video for Steve asking for forgiveness.
Bonus: Irvin dropped some big news on his son, Michael Irvin Jr., who was suspended from the University of Miami's football team last month.