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Good ol’ NBC.

Add this to the list of the network’s woes during the 2012 London Olympics: During a women’s water polo battle last week, the network aired a wardrobe malfunction.

If you can call it that.

In the Spain-U.S. game, a player for the latter had her bathing suit grabbed and yanked underwater, resulting in a nipple slip – or full-on breast – on live TV:

This water polo player’s wardrobe didn’t really malfunction … it was just forcibly removed.

Good times. As NBC’s admittedly awesome underwater cameras aired the intense action, they no doubt gave perceptive viewers more than they bargained for, and guaranteed themselves a nice fine from the FCC. Enjoy!

For what it’s worth:

  1. This kind of “defense” is par for the course in water polo, it’s just not common for cameras to broadcast it to a billion people worldwide, and …
  2. The game ended in a 9-9 tie. U-S-A! U-S-A!