TV Anchor Mistakenly Calls Basketball Team ‘Sex Tournament’ Winners

A television news anchor has committed a blunder on air by referring to a college basketball team as ‘Sex Tournament’ winners.

A local news station in Alabama made an unfortunate blunder while reporting on Auburn. (Hunter Johnson)


A local TV station in Birmingham, Alabama, made an on-air blunder earlier this week, dubbing the men’s college basketball team as “sex tournament” winners, reports Fox News.
In a screenshot captured by eagle-eyed viewers and shared on Twitter, CBS 42’s chyron read, “Auburn Wins Sex Tournament.”

The media outlet surely meant to write “SEC Tournament” in reference to the Auburn Tigers’ win on Sunday over the Tennessee Volunteers.
In a statement on Monday, CBS 42 Vice President and General Manager Jimmy Cromwell told “If we had a typo on the air, it is being addressed internally.”

Following the mistake, social media users were quick to point out that the letters “x” and “c” are right next to each other on the QWERTY keyboard.

Auburn Tigers celebrate after defeating the Tennessee Volunteers in the championship game of the NCAA Southeastern Conference basketball tournament Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Auburn won 84-64. (AP)

“About the Auburn Sex Champions: I produced newscasts for 4 years and I typed “SEX” while trying to type “SEC” so many times. The letters are right next to each other. Anyway, this was my nightmare, realized on a Monday morning. I will gladly buy that producer a beer,” one individual wrote.
Another tweeted: “The number of times in my three years in Auburn that I have typed out “SEX” while trying to type out “SEC” is too high to count. I’m just glad I’ve never put it on the page.”

Meanwhile, other Twitter users congratulated the team, even if it wasn’t quite clear if they noticed the mistake or not.

“Congratulations to Auburn,” one person wrote.

“Geez. Congratulations Auburn!” tweeted another individual.

Source: Fox News

The Author

Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.


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  1. oluoha chinelo lorita

    lolzz..funny enough
    no one is above mistake. ….

  2. Nwangene Blessing George

    Wow! Nice one

  3. Nwangene Blessing George

    Wow! Nice one..great

  4. Ezekwo Chinenye Josephine

    what a costly mistake

  5. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    Ahhh We now know wetin you dey think niii….. which one is “Sex tournament” again

  6. Ibeh Ifunanya Cynthia

    Everyone makes mistakes but this is a national mistake oo


    Should he be punished??

  8. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    hahaha…bit the mistake is easy to understand

  9. Very funny but Mistakes happen.

  10. Njepu Chinenye Calista

    Weather it was a mistake or not… The fact remains DAT they won…congratulations to them

  11. Micheal Nwazuloke

    Lol.. Funny stuff

  12. Aguinam-Ojukwu Faustina

    people make mistakes… don’t know why people are quick to point them out

  13. Chiekwe Blessing. N.

    it was a mistake that anyone could have made even the media is not exempted.

  14. What was he thinking … hmmm

  15. I guess it was a mistake..

    Dibia Esther

  16. Okeke chidiebere linda

    Are you serious … his mind should be there next time

  17. It’s a blunder ,but yet they are still champions

  18. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    So embarrassing

  19. Okeke Chioma Onyinye

    What a crazy mistake

  20. Anagbogu Mary Ifeyinwa

    It just a mistake

  21. Obika Juliet Ogechi


  22. Okeke Chiamaka Gabriella

    It’s a mistake

    1. He make a bad mistake


    we termed it a mistake’ so why then are we making big deal of it

  24. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

    So careless of her

  25. Okonkwo Isioma Jane


  26. Anagboso chimdimma joy

    That’s too bad

  27. Mistake that has to be checked

  28. Akaforonye oluebube patience

    It is well

  29. that’s a careless mistake….

  30. Ogbonna Ozioma Florence

    Nobody is above mistake

  31. Akaforonye oluebube patience

    What a very big mistake

  32. Ezedimbu uchenna Vivian

    This mistake is so expensive

  33. Jeez!!! What kind of mistake is this?

  34. it’s obviously a mistake,no one is above mistake

  35. That’s really an expensive mistake.

  36. He might lose his job

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