Watch John Shorthouse or John Garrett fart on live TV during Canucks game, NHL FartGate video goes viral

Watch John Shorthouse or John Garrett fart on live TV during Canucks game, NHL FartGate video goes viral

A NHL commentator (supposedly) farted on television while calling a Canucks game on Wednesday night, which explains why the hashtag FartGate was trending on Twitter at the time with the video viral

This incident occurred on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena in Canada as John Shorthouse and John Garrett were covering the Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning game. Shorthouse was doing the play-by-play when, seemingly out of nowhere, someone farted loudly and plainly into the microphone.

John Shorthouse or John Garrett fart on live TV during Canucks game, NHL FartGate video goes viral

“Was that you?” Shorthouse questioned the other host. Garrett said he wasn’t the farter, and the two radio hosts laughed at his expense. But, hold up … who did it?! No one knows!

It’s not unheard of for there to be a fart heard on a live sports broadcast; recall the PGA tournament mystery fart?

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Fartgate scandal was trending before

On November 18, 2019, during a live interview on the TV channel MSNBC, an event occurred. While Representatives Eric Swalwell and Chris Matthews were discussing the most recent impeachment hearing, an odd sound that sounded a lot like a fart was heard throughout the interview.

People on social media and in the media debated whether or not the sound was a fart. However, there were others who insisted it was definitely a fart. While others who said it was just noise or a technical issue. The episode was widely discussed on Twitter and other social media sites, where the hashtag #FartGate became a trending issue.

After the event, numerous memes and jokes were made in lighthearted tribute to it. Some have even said that the episode demonstrates the “realness” of the time by showing that politicians are just like the rest of us in that they are fallible and may make mistakes. Others, however, have deemed the episode unprofessional and disrespectful, saying it has no place in a serious journalistic interview.

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Whatever the case may be, Fartgate has quickly become one of the most discussed events of 2019 and remains a hot issue online. It serves as a timely reminder that in the era of immediate news and social media. Even the most out-of-the-ordinary and seemingly inconsequential incidents may go viral.

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