Bob Costas opened NBC’s broadcast of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics with an explanation for why he went all Peabody and Sherman on the world. Costas woke up Thursday morning with his eye swollen shut from an infection, which seems to fall in line with everything else we’ve been hearing and seeing out of Russia.
[WATCH: Bob Costas talk about his stanky eye]
Did no one advise Costas to not wash his face in the Sochi water? Rookie mistake.
Naturally, with the U.S. tuning in, Twitter took off accordingly.
— Mikey (@fsmikey) February 7, 2014
— Nico Fargione (@_Nicolodeon_) February 7, 2014
— Iceberg (@Stan_Cherry) February 7, 2014
If Bob Costas’ eye doesn’t have its own twitter by 9pm…the internet has failed. #Olympics
— Jeff Hurley (@JeffHurley) February 7, 2014
— NASCAR Wonka (@NASCAR_Wonka) February 7, 2014
Sochi messed up Bob Costas’ eye? If they pull this crap with Rebecca Lowe, this cold war could get real hot in a hurry.
— Southern Gooner (@Heisenbergkamp) February 7, 2014
Is Bob Costas stoned?
— Alex Haddon (@SECblog) February 7, 2014
Bob Costas’s eye infection is the most Russia thing that could have happened to him short of being poisoned by the Kremlin.
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) February 7, 2014
Looks like the Russians infected Bob Costas..
— Texas HS Football (@texashsfootball) February 7, 2014
Bob Costas washed his face in the Sochi water.
— Jonathan Toews (@19JToews) February 7, 2014
Bob Costas is talking about his eye infection, this is already the weirdest Olympics ever
— Bonnie Stiernberg (@aahrealbonsters) February 7, 2014
Bob Costas caught pink eye in Sochi #SochiProblems
— Clemson Tom (@ClemsonTom) February 7, 2014
Whoa. Bob Costas is wearing Clark Kent glasses in Superman’s fortress of solitude.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 7, 2014