NBC Airs Peter Laviolette F-Bomb During Game 1 of Stanley Cup Finals (Video)
Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette did not get fired up while addressing his team in the locker room prior Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday night. He had everything he wanted to say written down on piece of paper, and he spoke with a calm assertiveness.
Unfortunately for NBC, their producers were lulled into a false sense of security by Laviolette’s cool demeanor. Because they totally did not notice Laviolette drop a big ol’ f-bomb at the end of his speech. As a result, the thing hit the air completely uncensored, instantly corrupting the dozen or so children watching at home who had never heard the f-word before.
The funny thing was, NBC didn’t air the Laviolette locker room speech live. It was broadcast on tape delay, right before the opening face-off. But nobody caught it.
Take a look:
[Warning: NSFW Language]
Lavy coming in hot with the f-bomb pic.twitter.com/OqrVzqWWdu
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 30, 2017
A little while later, during a break in the action, the great Doc Emrick personally apologized to viewers for the adult language, even though it was clearly not his fault:
Doc Emrick apologizes for the F-bomb which was dropped before the game, as the camera squarely focuses on F-bomb-dropper Peter Laviolette. pic.twitter.com/BMtDv84Rn0
— Sports Funhouse (@SportsFunhouse) May 30, 2017
The folks in the production van had better get on their game before the Cup is awarded, or we’re going to have f-bomb-a-palooza on our hands.
Hat Tip – [FTW]