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Bode Miller Defends NBC Reporter Who Asked About His Dead Brother Following Sochi Bronze Medal Win

Bode Miller Defends NBC Reporter Who Asked About His Dead Brother Following Sochi Bronze Medal Win

As far as interviewing an athlete upon their moment of triumph goes, this one is surely up there with the very worst.

Bode Miller had just realised a childhood dream by winning Olympic Bronze in the men’s super-G race in Sochi when NBC reporter Christin Cooper spoiled his victory by asking about Miller’s younger brother Chelone, who died of a seizure earlier in the year.

And the 36-year-old skier has now responded with a message of his own, where he bravely defends Cooper.

By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_

The reporter has been under-fire since the interview aired on NBC, with many viewers branding the clip extremely insensitive.

From watching the video it becomes obvious that Cooper’s only intention was to force the skier to cry in order to make ‘good television’:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwvKg8MPxkI

But in a moment of true class, Miller has now defended the interviewer claiming his feelings were so raw that Cooper could not be accountable for his outburst.

Addressing the backlash via his Twitter account, Miller said:

It just goes to show that Miller is more than just a role model for kids on the slopes, he’s also the perfect gentleman off them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwvKg8MPxkI

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