Sometimes watching a sports team you like getting crushed can stir up some pretty intense emotions, and this weekend when Stanford was clearly going to beat Kansas in the NCAA tournament, one young fan got really emotional over it. So, naturally, CBS zoomed in on him so air his tears on national television, and a lot of people took to Twitter to shame CBS for capturing the candid moment.
Here’s a GIF of the kid in question, captured on CBS because of reasons:
This did not sit well with many fans on Twitter.
Hopefully Crying Kansas Kid at least gets a royalty check from CBS after all that airtime.
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) March 23, 2014
I like to think someone at CBS is being paid $$ to spot the cute crying fan in the crowd at the end of each basketball game in this tourney.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) March 23, 2014
"Tune in tomorrow when the CBS crew gives the KU crying kid a swirly in front of his entire school!"
— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) March 23, 2014
CBS currently scrambling a camera to follow that crying kid into the parking lot.
— Michael Bruntz (@michaelbruntz) March 23, 2014
Can CBS, like, show cheerleaders instead of crying kid? Thanks.
— World of Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) March 23, 2014
The token child crying. Find an adult, CBS.
— NewMarketMauler (@NewMarketMauler) March 23, 2014
CBS just held on a ku fan crying for like 20 seconds further proving souls are for cable television and networks have none
— Joe Greiner (@joe_rollins) March 23, 2014
Mediaite’s sister site SportsGrid reports that as opposed to just once, CBS cut to the same crying kid a number of times. So… over the line?
[h/t USA Today]
[GIF, featured image via CBS]
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