Australian basketball coach’s foul-mouthed team talk aired on BBC

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TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 05: Australia coach Brian Goorjian during the Men's Basketball Semifinal match between USA and Australia on Day 13 of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on August 05, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Pete Dovgan/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Brian Goorjian during the men's basketball semi-final match between the US and Australia. (Getty Images)

A foul-mouthed team talk from Australia’s men’s basketball coach was captured live on BBC One on Thursday.

Brian Goorjian dropped an f-bomb as he addressed his players following the first quarter of their Olympic semi-final match against the US.

Just as the camera panned over Goorjian during his impassioned team talk, he said: “Where the f*** is the eye? Where is it?

"They get to the red zone, we cover each others’ backs."

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The tirade came as his side was winning 24-18.

However, it’s unlikely too many British viewers would have been offended – for the simple reason relatively few people are likely to have been watching as it was broadcast at 5.35am UK time.

Upon hearing Goorjian’s tirade, the match commentator laughed: “Clear comments from Brian Goorjian."

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The co-commentator added: "You can understand the emotion and the passion.

"I think the issue was zonally, sometimes they [Australia] were switching off.”

Australia ultimately lost the match 97-78.

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