Here Are The Angry Letters Viewers Wrote To The FCC To Complain About Patriots Players Cursing At Super Bowl


After the Patriots pulled off an improbably comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons at the Super Bowl, several Patriots players were heard yelling profanities as the Lombardi trophy was making it’s way to the main stage.

SB Nation was able to obtain angry letters from viewers who wrote the FCC to complain about the Pats postgame cursing and they’re pretty hilarious.

Via SB Nation

Ticket: # 1437230 – Fox football is cursing at me

Date: 2/5/2017 11:48:33 PM

City/State/Zip: San Antonio, Texas [zip code redacted]


The African American guy carrying a silver trophy was yelling “motherfucker” at least two times. This is inappropriate for young viewers and Fox has crossed the line as well as the NFL.

Ticket: # 1437288 – Cursing on live TV

Date: 2/6/2017 12:10:37 AM

City/State/Zip: Rosemead, California [zip code redacted]


At the end of the superbowl [sic] a black teammate congratulated tom brady and told him “YOURE THE GREATEST, YOURE THE FUCKING GREATEST, YOURE THE FUCKING GREATEST!”

Ticket: # 1437433 – Vulgarity after Superbowl on OTA Fox channel

Date: 2/6/2017 9:52:45 AM

City/State/Zip: Hazlehurst, Georgia [zip code redacted]


I cannot believe Willie McGinest is so uncouth he cannot find a better word than motherfu##er while carrying the Lombardi trophy past players and fans. This happened after Superbowl 51 on Feb 5 2017. Obviously fox was unaware because it was not bleeped out. He told fans and players to kiss it, kiss this motherfu##er, tongue kiss it. I mean really. And while staring into camera.

Ticket: # 1438652 – Super Bowl Language – Willie McGinest

Date: 2/6/2017 3:33:42 PM

City/State/Zip: Whigham, Georgia [zip code redacted]

The Super Bowl was perfect, even though my team lost. Lady Gaga was classy and even though I do not side with her politically, I felt her half-time show was spot on! I loved it. Patriots came back and deserved the win no doubt, however when Willie McGinest was walking the trophy to the stage all of my good feelings for the show were lost! I lost count how many times the “f-bomb” was dropped not to mention the innuendos. Many children stayed up to watch this great show and they were exposed to such vulgarity. Has our culture changed so much as to expect this as a norm? Not cool!

Ticket: # 1437379 – Foul mouthed players and media representatives during Superbowl 51.

Date: 2/6/2017 6:22:29 AM

City/State/Zip: Austin, Texas [zip code redacted]


Language and gestures used on live broadcast by Patriots players and media representatives was offensive, obscene, and most likely illegal. This was not a single slip of the tongue by one individual. This was lewd and offensive references to a parading NFL trophy at the end of the game. The individual parading the trophy encouraged and solicited the players to use the language and gestures. His own words included ‘KISS THIS MOTHERFUCKER’, and more. It appeared that all Patriot players participated as the trophy walked amid a double line with a live camera broadcasting it all. A majority of the team used language that repeatedly included ‘LET ME KISS THAT MOTHER FUCKER’, ‘I’ll KISS THAT BITCH’, and much more. There is no question that millions of children were subjected to this lewd and lowlife display. The tapes will show it clearly. The broadcasters should have muted this behavior, but let it continue and encouraged it for several minutes. This blatant behavior demands the federal broadcast regulations be brought to bear on those who participated and those responsible organizations. I expect a response to this complaint in writing.

Ticket: # 1437293 – Foul Language

Date: 2/6/2017 12:13:05 AM

City/State/Zip: Marietta, Georgia [zip code redacted]


At the end of the Super Bowl game, there was a person carrying the trophy through a bunch of players and he said “Kiss that Mother Fucker” out loud and they DID NOT edit it out. It is highly offensive. I don’t know the person’s name who was carry the trophy, but he had a MIC ON. Don’t these people think!! I hope the station gets fined for not beeping it out with the 7-second delay….

It’s highly unlikely the FCC will fine FOX or any of the Patriots players for inadvertent cursing but it’s always fun to see people get their panties up in a bunch over something so harmless.

Head over to SBnation to read more letters to the FCC from the Super Bowl

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