American snowboarder Red Gerard became the first member of Team USA (and the youngest ever in snowboarding) to win a Gold Medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Sunday (February 11) – and he celebrated by swearing live on TV.
Well, you would, wouldn't you?
Despite NBC airing the Olympics on a delay, the broadcaster didn't manage to bleep out the moment Red found out he'd won the gold and exclaimed: "Holy f**k!"
Not that anyone watching at home particularly minded that the 17-year-old didn't keep his language in check after winning an Olympic gold medal, of course:
Red Gerard swearing all over national tv is my favorite part of the olympics so far.- Lil (@lillivi_) February 11, 2018
Hilarity is Red Gerard swearing like mad all over NBC Prime Time Live! I was DYING. #redgerard Bless, he’s only 17 & just won an Olympic gold medal.- Tia Major (@MizLicketySplit) February 11, 2018
Red Gerard swearing all over NBC live as he wins a gold medal is the highlight of the Olympics so far.- Thomas R. (@thom_ahs) February 11, 2018
as I watch Red Gerard take gold again, reminder a 17 year old swearing on TV is not a big deal.- kendra (@otterpuckery) February 11, 2018
He's 17. He's a kid. He's a kid who just won a gold medal. A gold freakin' medal. In the Olympics. His first Olympics.
Let him live.
He doesn't need to be anyone's role model.
Red was in last place in the competition after falling during his first two runs before launching the third and final run that took him to the top of the medal board.
And that wasn't the only tense moment ahead of Red's gold medal-winning day either, as Yahoo reports that he almost missed the event altogether after sleeping through his alarm thanks to a Netflix binge the night before.
According to the publication it was his roommate and teammate Kyle Mack who woke the teen up for his big day – after he'd nodded off while watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine the night before.
Speaking afterwards, Red shared that winning the gold felt "amazing", and that he didn't realise how big the Olympic Games actually were until he got there.
"I always grew up watching X Games, Dew Tour, US Open and all that, so to finally be here and realise all this and the huge stadiums and all the people watching and all that... I think I'm starting to get how big the Olympics is," he said.
Just a bit of an understatement that, Red.
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