Last night, MSNBC’s Olympic Update show aired a live interview with a guy claiming to be Ryan Miller, the star U.S. Olympic hockey goalie. In a live interview, the caller recalled his 5-3 win against Canada last Sunday night, noting that “everything just clicks sometimes” so he could make 42 saves during the game. He also said “we’re feeling very confident” and “almost guaranteeing” a win during the goal medal game on Sunday.
But, whoops! It was a big prank.
During Chris Matthews’ Hardball, Willie Geist interrupted the show and chatted with the real Ryan Miller.
The hockey players said he got messages from friends and agents asking if he had “really become that cocky,” he said. But actually he’s a laid back guy, he explained. After MSNBC apologized for the mistake, he seemed to take it all in stride “oh no problem, I appreciate a good prank.” What a guy.
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