CBC announcer Byron McDonald is under fire for the despicable comments he made about the 14-year-old Chinese swimmer Ai Yanhan.
Yanhan's poor performance in the 4x200 freestyle relay final led to the Chinese team not placing and McDonald vomiting a disgusting string of words, which were picked up by a hot mic and broadcasted to everyone in Canada who was watching the race.
“The little 14-year-old from China dropped the ball, baby. Too excited, went out like stink, died like a pig. Thanks for that.”
I'd be lying if I said I was completely sure of what going "out like stink" even means, but it definitely does not sound like a compliment. Especially when it's followed by the phrase "died like a pig." The only reason you should compare a human to a pig is if they sprout a curly tail--and even then, you might just want to keep your mouth shut.
Obviously, the CBC apologized for their anchor's comments, but that only does so much when you've really "dropped the ball."