Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/4/14
The NFC and the NBC network apologized on Monday after British singer M.I.A. extended her middle finger during Sunday's halftime show of the Super Bowl. With approximately 110 million viewers, M.I.A. flipped the bird and appeared to swear during Madonna's halftime show. NBC attempted to blur the screen in an attempt to prevent the gesture, but was a fraction of a second late in doing so.. "The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing and we apologize to our fans," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. "The NFL hired the talent and produced the halftime show," NBC spokesman Christopher McCloskey said. "Our system was late to obscure the inappropriate gesture and we apologize to our viewers." The NFL has gone to great lengths to keep its halftime shows from any potential offenses after singer Janet Jackson briefly exposed her breast during the 2004 Super Bowl.
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