The Brazilian audience erupted when US gymnast Sam Mikulak falls out of bounds.
The NBC reporters quickly came to their defense.
The Brazilian gymnasts took the silver and bronze medals after Mikulak slipped out of bounds.
Twitter lit up with descriptions of the crowd’s behavior as ‘disgusting’, ‘disrespectful’, ‘rude’ and ‘f***ed up’.
Mikulak admitted, ‘Yeah, I got pretty rattled… they really wanted their country to win, and that’s what the crowd is there for.’
The opponents of Brazil’s Diego Hypolito and Arthur Mariano were also booed and jeered.
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