When a coach delivers one of his fiery pre-game speeches, you know full well he’s going to sprinkle in some adult language. It’s locker-room talk 101.
Apparently NBC forgot about this when they let an F-bomb from Predators coach Peter Laviolette make it to air ahead of Game 1.
Here’s the clip from the NBC broadcast:
Warning: NSFW language
Lavy coming in hot with the f-bomb pic.twitter.com/OqrVzqWWdu
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 30, 2017
Pretty tame by NHL standards, but still not something you expect to hear go blatantly uncensored on network television.
They ended up apologizing for the blunder shortly after, but the damage had already been done. How dare NBC expose all those innocent children who tuned in to watch a sport where bare-knuckle punching your opponent in the face is perfectly acceptable to such abhorrent language.