Super Bowl Sunday had its share of surprising moments, including Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dropping an F-bomb on CBS. Joe Flacco had plenty to celebrate after his team’s Super Bowl victory and his raw choice of words expressing his feelings made it to air in all their glory.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Joe Flacco exclaimed while embracing Marshal Yanda post-game:
“This is f***ing awesome.”
A boom microphone captured the offending word uncensored on CBS. The network’s commentators did not acknowledge the expletive, and it is unknown if it happened during a delayed broadcast, which might have allowed the network to bleep out the F-bomb.
This joins other such significant events as a power outage during the Super Bowl, reports The Inquisitr.
Joe Flacco’s F-bomb drew quite a stir on Twitter. Donald Trump Jr. wrote:
“Flacco just dropped the F-bomb on national TV and no one edited it out. Someone is getting fired.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, PTC president Tim Winter said:
“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. Joe Flacco’s use of the f-word, while understandable, does not absolve CBS of its legal obligation to prevent profane language from being broadcast – especially during something as uniquely pervasive as the Super Bowl. The instance was aired live across the country, and before the FCC’s designated ‘Safe Harbor’ time everywhere but along the East Coast.”
Another highlight of the Super Bowl, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, was Beyonce’s performance, which she promised not to lip-sync.
Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens took center stage on CBS with his F-bomb slip instead.
Do you think Joe Flacco’s F-bomb on CBS could have been avoided?
Donald Trump says somebody’s gotta be fired for not bleeping Flacco’s F-bomb tonight. Was @realdonaldtrump napping during the power outage?
— Jim Jordan (@jamesdjordan) February 4, 2013