Super Bowl swearing -- out of excitement -- is only expected after the big game (and sometimes during the big game). After the Raven's won the Super Bowl on Sunday night, quarterback Joe Flacco dropped the F-bomb... on camera. On Feb. 4, Seattle PI reported that the guys who were caught swearing on camera, weren't necessarily aware that they were on live television -- that or they just didn't care.
"Flacco and teammate Marshal Yanda appeared to be in disbelief after the win, with Yanda audibly saying to Flacco: 'Holy s---, huh?' Flacco's response, caught by CBS microphones? 'F------ awesome!'" (via Seattle PI).
Super Bowl swearing is nothing new, but usually news stations are able to catch the curse words and mute them or bleep them out. However, Sunday night was an exception for one reason or another. The FCC may end up fining CBS for not being on top of things during the post-game celebrations.
"Despite empty assurance after empty assurance from the broadcast networks that they would never air indecent material, especially during the Super Bowl, it has happened again. No one should be surprised that a jubilant quarterback might use profane language while celebrating a career-defining win, but that is precisely the reason why CBS should have taken precautions. The broadcast networks continue to have 'malfunctions' during the most-watched television event of the year, and enough is enough," said PTC President Tim Winter.
Did the broadcast of Super Bowl swearing surprise you?
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