BBC ‘sorry’ for cox’s swearing

The cox who led Oxford University to victory at the boat race on Sunday left the BBC apologising for his swearing on TV.

Oskar Zorrilla was heard cursing several times over a fitted radio microphone as Oxford beat Cambridge in the 159th running of the event on the Thames at London.

The 25-year-old was urging on his crew in the final moments of the 17-minute, 27-second race.

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12:15pm Tue 2 Apr 13

Mark L says...

What do you expect when you broadcast it live!
What do you expect when you broadcast it live! Mark L
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12:18pm Tue 2 Apr 13

WitneyGreen says...

Why is the BBC apologising? The BBC did not swear! Assuming there have been complaints, it is for the cox to apologise, not the broadcaster.
Why is the BBC apologising? The BBC did not swear! Assuming there have been complaints, it is for the cox to apologise, not the broadcaster. WitneyGreen
  • Score: 1

12:39pm Tue 2 Apr 13

Mark L says...

I don't think the cox should be made to apologise. He has the job of motivating the team which has a high chance of a few foul words, but BBC chose to air it live with no delay in sound.
I don't think the cox should be made to apologise. He has the job of motivating the team which has a high chance of a few foul words, but BBC chose to air it live with no delay in sound. Mark L
  • Score: 2

1:00pm Tue 2 Apr 13

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

It was a **** good race though.
It was a **** good race though. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
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6:23am Wed 3 Apr 13

Myron Blatz says...

After years of seeing people being killed, maimed and injured on BBC tv news, documentaries, war and horror films, it seems rather trite to lambast that little cox for uttering a few choice words toward victory, and feel sure viewers would have launched an entire tirrade of abusive langue, had Oxford lost!
After years of seeing people being killed, maimed and injured on BBC tv news, documentaries, war and horror films, it seems rather trite to lambast that little cox for uttering a few choice words toward victory, and feel sure viewers would have launched an entire tirrade of abusive langue, had Oxford lost! Myron Blatz
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