Spoiler warning, there might be some spoilers for episode 5 of the final season of Game of Thrones coming up.
That is something that ESPN’s SportsCenter anchor Michael Eaves DID NOT say when he opened his highlight package of the Game 7 classic between the Toronto Raptors and the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.
Instead, Eaves started his NBA Playoffs recap with a major Game of Thrones spoiler, revealing a huge character death to anyone who had not yet watched episode 5, which included the ENTIRE West Coast because it hadn’t even aired there yet.
Obviously, this development did not sit well with viewers planning to watch the second to last episode of the show later on, so they proceeded to do what we do when things make us angry these days: they vented their displeasure on Twitter.
“I understand opening Twitter and getting spoiled. That’s on you. But you are watching SportsCenter. Probably one of the few places you can catch highlights without social media spoilers. U thinking you’re safe and BAM,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Hey @SportsCenter, how about you tell your anchors NOT to spoil a main character’s death in Game of Thrones at the top of the 11:00 Eastern show. Not really appreciated by those of us on the west coast who haven’t watched yet,” wrote another.
And on it went from there…
Seems a bit harsh.