Monday, December 08, 2008

FOX Apologizes For Showing Schlong



Minnesota Viking Visanthe Shiancoe was inadvertently shown naked on television while a FOX camera crew taped owner Zygi Wilf’s presentation of the game ball to coach Brad Childress’ 19-year-old son Andrew, who is joining the Marine Corps on Monday. Shiancoe was standing behind and to the side of Wilf with a towel partly covering his body. But not completely.“It obviously was an oversight on our part and we apologize,” said FOX Sports vice president of Communications Dan Bell.

In a separate piece, Shiancoe later said to a reporter, "How'd it look?"

10 comments:

Coconut said...

Oh wow. How could they not see that?!

Eric Curtis said...

I'd like to know what the total on-air time was. Did they start the interview with the suit blocking him, or did the player drop the towel being cute. Either way, I bet the FCC will be all over them.

Janet Jackson had nipple-gate.
I wonder if they'll call this one peener-gate?

Sarah said...

whole new meaning to the term fantasy football. heh.

yeah, shiancoe is my TE.

Stephanie said...

"whole new meaning to the term fantasy football."

LMAO ... I wish I was clever enough to come up with that ... I just couldn't get past that thing! It's like, whow!

I'd run from that guy screaming if he ever tried getting close to me!

houstonmacbro said...

Americans are the only ones, it seems, who get so tripped out by a little nudity. We can watch people getting their heads blown off on the big screen, but show a little T (remember Janet) & A (all over the place, just look at YouTube) and now P (well, we don't see a lot of it, so maybe we forget what they're supposed to look like) and we're up in arms.

Rocketstar said...

Damn, Visanthe is blessed, very nice.

King of New York Hacks said...

HAHAHA...that dude or coach in black looks like he was enjoying the frontal view. Where the hell do you find this stuff ?? Classic !!

Thomas said...

Coconut, your guess is as good as mine.

Eric, I'm not sure how "long" the clip aired. It'll probably show up on YouTube in the next couple days (if it hasn't already). An alternate title I had in mind for this post was "FOX Apologizes For Showing Shiancoe's Shank".

Sarah, good one (as usual).

Stephanie, can't say I blame you.

Houston, I totally agree and welcome the day when there is as much outrage over violence as there is over a person's body. Yeesh!

Rocket, tis the season.

King, I found this gem on Fark.com

disestablishingpuritanism said...

It was hilarious to hear the tight end's reaction (oops. Talk about out of context). He said he didn't really mind having himself on camera exposed.

Brian said...

That man's concealing a weapon. Run Stephanie, he's right behind you. :)