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FCC Will NOT Punish NBC

for Airing 'Bullsh*t' Chant

9/24/2012 11:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The FCC will not punish NBC for failing to cut the audio of a massive "bullsh*t" stadium chant that made it on the air during last night's Ravens vs. Patriots match up.

As we previously reported, the crowd in Baltimore erupted in a booming BS chant after believing the replacement refs blew another call. The chant went on for several minutes ... and at one point announcer Al Michaels called it the "loudest manure chant" he ever heard.

Now, a rep for the FCC tells us the org. will not go after NBC ... explaining, “There’s never been any penalties imposed for obscenities inadvertently heard over air.”

But if someone flashed a nipple, it would be a whole different ballgame.

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19 COMMENTS

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1.

DaveT    

(flashes nipple)

738 days ago
2.

KK    

I was one of the fans yelling, no way they could have cut out the noise---71,000 screaming fans........

738 days ago
3.

static    

Real classy people in Baltimore .

737 days ago
4.

Belizeanborn    

There was no way to cut audio w/o cutting the announcers too. The chant was too loud. It was hilarious! They definitely have loyal fans. They need to get rid of the replacement refs, they are doing an awful job.

737 days ago
5.

CaMeO    

Can't censor a crowd. Unless they plan on airing the game muted

737 days ago
6.

Joshua    

Best chant ever

737 days ago
7.

some guy    

I think the Baltimore fans expressed what fans around the country are feeling.
This contract dispute with the refs has come to the point where it's now affecting the safety of the players on the field. If you don't penalize someone for committing a chop-block, they're going to keep doing it. It's just a matter of time before someone's knee gets blown out b/c a referee allowed it to happen.
All this because of the greed of Goodell and the owners. It's obvious by their actions that all they really care about is money. They don't care about the safety of the players. How's that concussion issue coming along?
I think it would be in the interest of the players for this contract dispute to be resolved ASAP. Perhaps the players should join the officials in a strike.
Football is already a dangerous sport. You don't need to have the inconsistency and ineptitude of hack refs making it even more hazardous to your health.

737 days ago
8.

ohreally    

Better not. Networks air shows about rape, sexual abuse, murder, people slitting throats and using blood to make pagan symbols to summon demons. All kinds of nonsense. You might as well let
a few swear words get through.

It's not like you're going to protect the kids from it. They probably swear behind your back. I know I did as a child.

737 days ago
9.

Freelance Proofreader    

I'm guessing no networks will be fined retroactively for the thousands of other times that's happened either. Nice non-story.

737 days ago
10.

Phishie from Philly    

They always have curses from the players and coaches all the time. We can read lips. It happened on the Super Bowl last year. No big deal. Relax people.
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Phishie from Philly

737 days ago
11.

Vinny    

It is bull****.

737 days ago
12.

SomeGuy32    

Chants like this happen at sporting events all the time. The Networks aren't responsible for crowd reactions as part of their 7-second delay. They're only responsible for the people paid to be on their screens (which is why nipplegate happened)

737 days ago
13.

Todd    

I dont think they should .. But the NFL should step up and listen !!

737 days ago
14.

niles    

Is that even an obscenity?

737 days ago
15.

phil    

Wrestling fans were chanting this back in ecw circa 1995

737 days ago
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