NBC apologizes for all the F-bombs during Blues’ celebration
NBC issued an apology on Wednesday night for all the F-bombs that went out over air during the St. Louis Blues’ celebration of winning the Stanley Cup.
The Blues beat the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Game 7 of the Final on Wednesday to win their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The players were elated to win the championship and often celebrated by dropping foul language to fully show their emotions. Player after player was heard celebrating with an F-bomb, with NBC airing it all.
The network went to commercial and went they returned, play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick apologized.
“We do apologize that there is some exultation language that got on. We have taken measures that that microphone is not turned on now,” Emrick said.
Blues players couldn’t help themselves. During a postgame interview on Sportsnet, series MVP Ryan O’Reilly dropped an F-bomb as well.
The post-Cup F-bomb, a tradition unlike any other pic.twitter.com/5MNNFQ1r3u
— Josh (@GoldAndOrSmith) June 13, 2019
Sometimes no words can capture a moment or feeling quite like profanity. That was the case for many Blues players. NBC should have been better prepared to block them out.