Television viewers watching the hockey at the Tokyo Olympics have been left baffled by a camera operator who veered away from the sport to film a close-up of a cockroach.
The Tokyo Olympic Games have been delayed by one year due to Covid-19 pandemic, and people have been eager to watch their nations compete.
However, during a women’s field hockey match between Argentina and Spain, Argentine sports television channel TyC Sports instead showed an up-close shot of a cockroach walking along instead of the action.
At the time, the game was in the balance with Argentina winning 1-0 with five minutes and twenty seconds remaining in the 4th and final quarter.
The camera operator clearly decided that the cockroach was more fascinating than the action taking place on the field and zoomed in on it following a replay.
The commentator can be heard speaking in Spanish saying “la cucaracha”.
On Twitter, one person wrote: “Olympic athletes competing at a high level? Not interested.
Cockroach waddling? Yes.”
Olympic athletes competing at a high level? Not interested.
Cockroach waddling? Yes. https://t.co/p0lLg5hDY7
— Stephen Simadibrata (Blubasaur) (@Stephen Simadibrata (Blubasaur))
Another said: “That roach did not need that much screen time.”
That roach did not need that much screen time 😂 https://t.co/YsAChxDe6H