NBC Apologizes for M.I.A.'s Super Bowl Middle Finger Moment
She's no stranger to controversy, and M.I.A. was back to her trouble-making ways during Sunday night's (February 5) Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
With fines quite possibly on the way, an NBC spokesperson issued a statement immediately following the incident, as the rep remorsefully told, "We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime. It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late."
Placing complete blame on the television network, the NFL also commented on the family-unfriendly moment, as the league said, "There was a failure in NBC's delay system. The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing, and we apologize to our fans."