NBC Sports explains what led to fan’s head blocking camera in Game 6 of Bruins-Leafs

Nick Friar
April 22, 2019 - 11:58 am

Game 6 between the Bruins and Maple Leafs may have drawn the most attention of the three Boston sporting events on Sunday. Not just because it was a do-or-die game for the B’s, but because some fan’s head was covering up a good chunk of the screen. If you follow Boston sports closely on Twitter, there’s a good chance you saw a tweet or two from people complaining about this fan with seemingly zero awareness.

Well, if you were looking for an explanation as to what happened, NBC Sports has an answer. (Though, it doesn’t really explain anything.)

Chad Finn of Boston.com reports he spoke with an NBC Sports spokesman, who stated:

 “Technical difficulties prevented us from using the main game camera for a period of time towards the end of the game. The replacement camera had a slightly different perspective.”

Is “a slightly different perspective” a fancy way of saying the camera was too short? Even so, how does no one tell this guy to move or sit down? It seems like this was a very simple thing that should’ve been handled quickly.

One thing is for sure: there’s no way this would have happened if the NBC Sports Boston Camera Guys were running the show.