Feb 16, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT
Look at you, Canada. All full of yourself now that the Winter Olympics are in full swing; you feel you can say and do anything. How else do you explain the Great White North’s Barry Melrose saying “chickens—” live on ESPN’s First Take this morning? It all started as playful banter between Melrose (off to the side) and hosts Dana Jacobson and Jay Crawford. The latter asks Melrose what he uses to fight crows feet, and the hockey analyst says matter-of-factly, “chickens—.” Jacobson and Crawford try to roll with it, and Jacobson comes back later with an on-air apology.
Why did it fall to Jacobson to issue the apology? It was Crawford’s inane line of questioning that led to the profanity. Melrose should apologize, actually. Links to the video following the jump.
Here’s video of the profanity, and the ensuing apology.
Interesting juxtaposition between Jacobson laughing at the comment, and then somberly apologizing for it.
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