As time was winding down on the Kansas-Stanford game on Sunday, CBS Sports decided to turn the cameras towards the crowd to check the pulse of Rock Chalk Nation. Out of the thousands in attendance, they fixed on one young kid who was crying his eyes out – over and over again.
It didn’t take long for #KansasCryingKid to trend, and for Twitter to blast the network for causing it.
— Michael Lovetro (@MikeLovetro) March 23, 2014
— Carolyn Hinsey (@CarolynHinsey) March 23, 2014
Not happy that CBS felt the need to show #CryingKansasKid no less than five times during that game. Classless & tasteless. Poor buddy.
— Megan (@Megan1103) March 23, 2014
How many times is CBS going to show this kid! #CryingKansasKid
— BreezyOnTheBeat (@BreezyOnTheBeat) March 23, 2014
— Rich Nye (@TheSportsGuy13) March 23, 2014
$50 says the CBS camera director is a Mizzou grad with all those #CryingKansasKid close ups.
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsRadio) March 23, 2014
Dear CBS, Can you show Kennedy getting shot and Theisman’s leg breaking? Signed, #CryingKansasKid
— CaptainTouchback (@CaptTouchback) March 23, 2014
CBS really hammering #CryingKansasKid by showing him 46 times in the last minute of the Kansas-Stanford game.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) March 23, 2014
They’re really milking this #CryingKansasKid for all it’s worth.
— Luke Halpert (@LukeOnRadio) March 23, 2014
#CryingKansasKid why would you show that kid
— Twiggy Wentzel (@wentzel_tyler) March 23, 2014
Way to go CBS you made a #CryingKansasKid trend on twitter
— Adel Maverick (@A_Mav27) March 23, 2014
#CryingKansasKid now a trending topic in the United States. Hope you’re happy CBS!!
— Justin (@Justorbs) March 23, 2014
— Roger Burks (@Loudmind) March 23, 2014
#CryingKansasKid now trending on Twitter. Way to go, CBS…
— LostLettermen.com (@LostLettermen) March 23, 2014