Olympic commentators make bizarre gaff during ceremony
CHANNEL 7's Bruce McAvaney and Aussie basketball legend Andrew Gaze have been slammed by fans for de-railing their own Olympics coverage with a bizarre Beach Boys tangent.
The Seven Network's chief sport commentator has been criticised by Australian viewers for his light-hearted disregard of minnow nation Aruba.
Aruba walked into the Maracana Stadium just minutes before the Australian team when McAvaney and co-commentator Gaze, briefly went rogue.
Referring to the iconic Beach Boys anthem Kokomo, the pair couldn't help but sing the beachy tune as Aruba walked onto the world stage.
The voice of Australian rules footy, said: "So, Aruba, not only a country, but also the opening word of a Beach Boys song".
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Good to see Channel 7 commentary achieving the time-honoured #OpeningCeremony level of fatuity & elephantine humour.— Duncan Watson (@DuncanWatson8) August 6, 2016
"Aruba, not only a country but the opening word of a beach boys song" thanks channel 7 #Olympics2016— @dragonman (@Dragonman_01) August 6, 2016
Bruce McAvaney has spent 4 years doing extensive research.— Pitlane Whiteboard (@PitlaneWB) August 6, 2016
Andrew Gaze spent 4 years listening to Kokomo by the Beach Boys. #Olympics2016