Network Apologizes After Broadcaster Says a 14-Year-Old Chinese Swimmer ‘Died Like a Pig’
A Canadian Swimming analyst found himself in, well, hot water after making some candid comments into a hot mic.
The CBC’s Byron McDonald was heard on-air criticizing a swimmer from China after the women’s 4×200 Freestyle final on Wednesday.
That little 14-year-old from China dropped the ball, baby. Too excited, went out like stink, died like a pig. Thanks for that.
The “thanks” was a reference to the fact that Canada won the Bronze in the event.
The CBC issued a statement apologizing for McDonald’s gaffe.
“To be clear, Byron’s comments were related to the swimmer’s performance, not to her as an individual,” the CBC said. “That said, they were inappropriate and an unfortunate choice of words and Byron is very sorry for what he said.”
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