Olympic cameraman stopped filming field hockey to focus on a cockroach in the game's final minutes, baffling fans

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Olympic cameraman stopped filming field hockey to focus on a cockroach in the game's final minutes, baffling fans
The cockroach is shown during an 2020 Tokyo Olympic broadcast NBC
  • An Olympic broadcast featured an unexpected guest: a cockroach.
  • The broadcast focused on the bug crawling on a ledge during an Olympic preliminary field hockey game.
  • The unusual decision confused fans.

Viewers watching a preliminary round women's field hockey match at the Tokyo Olympics got an unusual shock this week when the broadcast chose to focus on a cockroach in the stadium during the final moments of the game.

The strange choice of camerawork came in the dying minutes of a pool Olympic women's field hockey match between Argentina and Spain on Monday.

With just over 5 minutes left in the game and Argentina holding a 1-0 lead, the camera cut to the creepy crawler scuttling across a ledge at the event. The roach's starring role can still be seen on NBC's recap of the event.

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The decision left many fans on social media confused.

The Argentinan women's team would go on to win the match 3-0.

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