By now, sports shows should know that having Marshawn Lynch on live TV will result in him cursing numerous times.
ESPN’s ManningCast returned in a big way for the “Monday Night Football” game between the Saints and Seahawks a few eeeks ago. When Eli and Peyton manning brought on Beast Mode, it resulted in a new episode of damage control.
Lynch, who had admitted to drinking, dropped an f-bomb during the live telecast.
Lynch’s language upset at least two people enough that they wrote in to the Federal Communications Commission to complain about it.
“NFL Player Marshawn Lynch made an appearance on ‘Monday Night Football’ with Peyton & Eli and repeatedly said ‘shit‘ and ‘fuck‘ on live prime time television,” someone from Dahlonega, Georgia said.
“I had children in the room at the time and I am very upset that ESPN allowed Marshawn Lynch to repeatedly curse on live TV. I have an expectation when I turn on ESPN that I will not have to remove children from the room.”
“ESPN could have warned him of the rules for live television in advance, monitored his speech and conduct when he was on the air, and removed him immediately after the first curse word was uttered. This is totally unacceptable!”
The viewer added the network needs to be “sternly punished for violating FCC regulations.” That viewer also pointed issues with the Manningcast like when Eli dropped a double-bird or when Travis Kelce dropped an s-bomb.
“Issuing an apology from Peyton is insufficient because it can’t take back what my children heard from Marshawn Lynch.”
The other complaint came from North Carolina.
“The ESPN2 broadcast on Monday night was laced with vulgar words from Marshawn Lynch,” it reads. “Peyton Manning apologized for it, but there is no place on this type of show at this hour for this language.”