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'Sunday Night Football'

NBC Airs 'Bullsh*t' Chant

on Live TV

9/24/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NBC may be in hot water with the FCC ... after the network aired a seemingly never-ending, crystal-clear "bullsh*t" chant that erupted in the stadium during the Ravens vs. Patriots game on "Sunday Night Football."

In case you were watching the Emmys last night ... things got pretty insane during last night's prime time NFL  matchup ... when the crowd in Baltimore was convinced the replacement refs blew another call and unleashed the most perfectly executed "BS" chant we've ever heard.

Even announcer Al Michaels commented, "It's the loudest manure chant I've ever heard."

The FCC often declines to punish networks when a "fleeting expletive" makes it to air during a live sporting event ... and it's unclear if they're even legally allowed to do so. But since this "BS" chant was so clear and went on for several minutes, it's possible the FCC could drop the hammer on NBC for failing to cut the sound out of the broadcast.

We've reached out to the FCC -- and a rep told us they were "looking into the matter."

A rep for NBC had no comment.

A rep for the Ravens -- Senior Vice President of Public and Community Relations Kevin Byrne -- tells TMZ ... "We’re certainly aware of it. Normally, our crowd is one of the most enthusiastic and respectful home audiences in all of sports.”

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16.

dman    

Fock you FCC. You are the TSA of the entertainment industry.

654 days ago
17.

Quinn    

Replacement refs blew yesterday

654 days ago
18.

John Basedow    

This definitely happens a lot. In the past year, I've heard this chant in baseball, basketball and football on live tv. It's really nothing new.

654 days ago
19.

Phishie from Philly    

That's bullsh.it!

654 days ago
20.

Shane!    

Didn't sound "crystal clear" to me. And who cares WWE has worse chants on PG TV.

654 days ago
21.

Marty    

This can't be true! 30 years ago Gordon Lightfoots song "The Watchman's Gone" was played over and over again on broadcast radio. The term B.S. is heard proudly in that song.

654 days ago
22.

Danny    

Grow up America. It's 2012, can we just run things like the UK on this one? There is this not a problem after 9pm.

654 days ago
23.

Zutopia    

Seriously, why is this news? I hear swearing chants practically ALL of the time on live TV sports. How is this any different?

654 days ago
24.

Mark    

Add too the problem TMZ by bringing this up, there is already enough censorship in this country with them censoring sporting events.

654 days ago
25.

Adrienne    

hey FCC don't get mad at NBC get mad at the ****ty refs the NFL has got calling the games

654 days ago
26.

DaveT    

FCC will probably throw a hissy fit, they're fine with piece-of-sh-t filth like Sharon Osbourne going on The View and making humiliating jokes about a man who was castrated while he's still in the hospital...but don't say sh-t, f-ck, bullsh-t or any curse words

654 days ago
27.

witz01    

"In case you were watching the Emmys last night"

If any straight male was watching actors give each other awards last night instead of football, your man card is revoked.

654 days ago
28.

blos675    

We sing that chat ALL THE TIME towards the refs at the televised MLS Portland Timbers FC games. Nothing has ever happened with that. Hopefully the FCC won't punish NBC and just acknowledge that swearing comes with sports.

654 days ago
29.

Ravenista    

And I'll do it again on Thursday

654 days ago
30.

Jimi Scott    

you hear bull**** chants at hockey games as a past time in canada

653 days ago
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