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Liam Neeson

Cusses on 'SportsCenter'

I Don't Know Football

10/4/2012 11:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Liam Neeson appeared on "SportsCenter" yesterday to talk football -- problem is, he doesn't know a damn thing about the sport ... and when he realized the interview was being aired live, he totally dropped an S-bomb.

Neeson is currenty on a hardcore promotional tour for his new movie "Taken 2" ... and someone thought it would be a good idea to let ESPN grill him about the NFL.

After the first question, a stumped Liam said, "Ok, we better start again -- can we? Are we live? Oh, sh*t."

When the anchor continued to press ... asking about Tim Tebow, the replacement refs and the 49ers ... Neeson responded, "See, you're speaking ancient Arabic to me buddy ... I swear to you ... I just don't understand the game."

For the record, Neeson -- who grew up in Ireland -- says he's a huge sports fan ... especially when it comes to boxing, basketball and hurling ... which was apparently an Olympic sport back in 1904.

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Penises

718 days ago
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OH NO!    

This tory has nothing to do with Lindsay Lohan or Nikki Minaj? WTF? I thought this was TMZ?

718 days ago
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dave    

Ok i get a kick of this i guess...but why is this news? Why are we such children when it comes to words...words we label bad words that is...I just don't get it..Whether its sex, religion or swear words, we are such children about our beliefs. oh he said **** on air...who cares...why is that such a bad thing...down with the FCC

718 days ago
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Raymond    

Wow. "Grilling" a European about football without fair warning and then being shocked about him dropping a word. This is phukking major news indeed.

718 days ago
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Truth    

mehhh... the dude thought it was english football. nutcases!! just trying to embarrass the guy... #truth!!

718 days ago
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Carl    

I like American Football, but it is ridiculous to assume anyone outside the US does. Why not ask him a couple soccer questions?

718 days ago
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Marge    

Hurling is like field hockey but they swing the sticks around at head height, and without helmets,etc. I'd love to see the tough guys of the NHL try it.

718 days ago
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DaveT    

Rob Roy was a good flick with great acting from Liam, Jessica Lange and Tim Roth, need to rent that one again
As far as football, tell Liam to answer every football question with:
"Yep those 49ers are kickin' ass and takin' names this year" ;)

718 days ago
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StevenB    

Dan Patrick riffed on this on his show this morning to hilarious results.

"Ryan Gosling breaks down Formula One racing! Javier Bardem runs down the Heisman Trophy candidates! Suri Cruise takes on the BCS!"

718 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Some actors or actresses can do live TV. Liam obviously is an actor who can't.
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Phishie from Philly

717 days ago
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bjay    

It's ok Liam. You're still awesome.

717 days ago
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CriticXtreme    

Some people in society have become straight up pauzzes or people with delicate sensibilities. I miss cursing in music and on TV. It's a funcken shame.

717 days ago
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Art Fugue    

I don't understand why ESPN is always putting actors on. Espectially Gameday. Who gives a $#!^ what their picks are.

717 days ago
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iHawkk    

Why the hell is he on the show if he doesn't know sh*t about sports except for the "athleticism"..........

717 days ago
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Rhyan    

This isnt the first time this has happened to Liam on ESPN.

717 days ago
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