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SN Exclusive Fox to tape delay Super Bow
« on: November 14, 2017, 10:08:16 AM »
Better safe than sorry  especially if you want to avoid another "Nipplegate."Fox Sports will employ a five-second tape delay during its pregame and halftime coverage of Super Bowl 51, spokesman Eddie Motl confirmed to Sporting News.MORE: Greatest Super Bowl halftime shows of all timeThere's been mountingspeculationsingerLady Gaga and the cast of the Broadway musical"Hamilton"will use the Super Bowl stageto rip President Donald Trump and his travel ban on immigrants and refugees from predominantly Muslim countries.Lady Gaga will headline the Pepsi halftime show during the biggest TV event of the  DeForest Buckner Jersey year. The Tony Award-winning cast of "Hamilton" will sing "America the Beautiful" during pregame ceremonies. After Trump's election victory in November, the "Hamilton" cast called out Vice President Mike Pence from the stage. Pence is expected to attend Super Bowl 51 in person.TV networks have Aaron Burbridge Jersey  routinely used tape delays for big, live events since Janet Jackson's disastrous "wardrobe malfunction"at Super Bowl 38. After singer Justin Timberlake grabbedJackson's costume during the halftime show, her bare breast was exposedfor a split second.Hundreds of thousands of outraged TV viewers called the FCC to complain. Halftime sponsor AOL demanded its money back from the NFL. The FCC ended up slammingbroadcaster CBS with a record$550,000 fine.MORE: We know Lady Gaga's show will feature drones LOTS of dronesEarlier this week, Lady Gaga a sured the pre s in Houstonthat there would be no "wardrobe malfunction"duringher halftime show. But Fox may have a difficult decision to make.There's a big difference between accidental nudity on a family-friendly broadcast and political speech. If Lady Gaga or the "Hamilton" cast blast Trump, does the network go along for the ride? After all, it would be legit news.Or does Fox censor Gaga by cutting to commercial? Or hit the mute button? Staying on the air might for another celebrity political rant mightequally outrage fans who don't want to hear about politics during the biggest  Robbie Gould Jersey sporting event of the year. The NFL's pa sive acceptance of protesting political players such as Colin Kaepernick outraged some hard-core football fans who launched a #BoycottNFL movementthis season. While the networks showed Kaepernick and other players kneeling during the national anthem at the startof the season, they gradually phased those shots out of their game telecasts.The 30-year old pop starhinted she might get political during her pre s conference in Houston Thursday. Gaga said her show will celebrate "inclusion" and "equality" at a time when Americans are deeply divided by politics.This performance is for everyone. I want, more than anything, to create a moment that everyone thats watching will never forget, she said.Karma could be at work, too. Thirteen years after "Nipplegate," the Super Bowl is back at the scene of the crime atHouston's NRG Stadium. Once again, quarterback Tom Brady will lead the Patriots on to the field at the oldReliant Stadium.My gue s is Lady Gaga won't be able to help herself. There might be a "Gaga-gate." We'll find out how Fox reacts tonight. The NFL declined Aaron Lynch Jersey  to comment.