When you pick up a sports-related video game that's rated for children of 7 and up, you don't expect to hear one of the most severe swear words the English language has concocted shouted, repeatedly, by a little hedgehog. But apparently that's what happens when you play Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Or at least, that's what the internet thinks.
Shadow the Hedgehog Unleashes His Fury At The Rio Olympic Games
This story initially came from The Mirror in the UK with an article titled, "Dad bans young daughter from playing Nintendo game 'after it taught her the c-word'." Are you skeptical? You should be!
The dad in question alleged that his daughter was using the word A LOT around the house. He later discovered that it was Nintendo's Olympic game that introduced the word into her vocabulary.
"During the football section of the game, there is a specific character called 'Shadow' that every time a shot is blocked, saved or even tackled he would shout the word 'c***'," dad Steve Jones explained.
Needless to say, dad Steve Jones threw the game out of his home.
Now, this may seem farfetched, but Eurogamer put together a little compilation to highlight the word in question. It's...just watch it.
Maybe he's saying..."caught"? "Can't"? Ehhh...maybe he's just grunting?
The fact is, the more I listen to the video the more I agree with daddy Jones.
Oh well, at least it isn't as bad as the time Bowser shouted the n-word during a Mario Kart trailer, right?
What do you think Shadow is saying?
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