Video: Teen Olympian Over Slept, Lost Coat, Won 1st Gold for US, Said F*ck On TV

I don’t blame Red, I blame the censor button pusher back in the NBC studio. You have one job, to push the button when something bad is said on TV, and you couldn’t even do that. (I honestly don’t know if there’s some random person pushing a button.)

17-year-old snowboarder Red Gerard won the first gold medal for USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. But prior to the competition, Gerard almost didn’t make it on time.

His roommate, Olympian snowboarder Kyle Mack, had to wake him up after Gerard slept past the time he’d intended to rise on a day he’s presumably been prepping for his entire brief life. Relatedly, he’d fallen asleep to Netflix the night before. Once awake, he discovered that he couldn’t find his jacket and had to borrow his roommate’s.

To his credit, he made it to the event on time. Though he was in last place going into his third run, his final performance earned him a place at the top of the podium for his creative approach to the course.

Following his win, Gerard dropped a “holy fuck” on network TV. Even with the tape delay, the censor button person didn’t catch the slip. I wonder what type of reprimand follows this type of slip up.

h/t Thrillist

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