‘Let’s go Brandon’? NBC reporter ‘mishears’ NASCAR fans chanting ‘F**K JOE BIDEN’ during post-race interview
A snippet of an interview with the winner of the NASCAR Xfinity Series Race at Talladega, Brandon Brown, went viral after an NBC reporter reportedly misheard offensive chants rumbling down from the stands.
“Dad, we did it, let’s go!” Brown shouted at the camera during a live interview shortly after he was declared the winner of Saturday's race. However, chants from the crowd were even louder, with ecstatic fans clearly yelling “F**k Joe Biden!” again and again.
WARNING: STRONG LANGUAGE (or an innocent ‘Let's go, Brandon!’)
This sounds literally nothing like "Let's go Brandon". https://t.co/5BS0FuPKN5— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) October 3, 2021
The NBC Sports reporter acknowledged the wild chanting, although she either genuinely misheard it as an obscenity directed at President Biden, or as many observers suggested, attempted some desperate damage control.
“Brandon… as you can hear the chants from the crowd: ‘Let's go Brandon!” she said, triggering a torrent of mockery on Twitter. The video apparently went viral after it was shared by NASCAR itself, but later deleted without explanation.
Can’t wait for the CNN fact-checks to tell us that the crowd was in fact, saying “let’s go Brandon”When they very clearly were saying “F@ck Joe Biden” Journos have a difficult job to keep licking Dems and Biden as per their channel bosses.#Brandonpic.twitter.com/PtyIYpL2Jx— Manish Singh (@Manish_05Singh) October 3, 2021
“Can’t wait for the fact-checks to tell us that they were, in fact, saying ‘Let’s go Brandon,’” quipped one Twitter user.
It would certainly not be the first time the offensive battle cry was heard during sports and other events, after US college football fans launched the new tradition of chanting not only obscenities at the opposing team, but at the sitting president of the United States.Also on rt.com F**k Joe Biden? Looks like US voters may do just that come next year’s midterms
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