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Fox News Roasted For Clutching Their Pearls Over Men's Olympic Basketball Team Getting 'Drunk'

Fox News Roasted For Clutching Their Pearls Over Men's Olympic Basketball Team Getting 'Drunk'
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Fox News gasped in horror after discovering the US Olympic men's basketball team celebrated their gold medal victory with booze.

The US had won its fourth straight Olympic men's basketball gold medal after defeating France, thanks to Kevin Durant scoring 29 points for his home team.

Durant took to social media and tweeted a video of him and his fellow teammates relishing their victory with Lobos Tequila, the alcoholic brand of which NBA icon LeBron James is a major investor.

However, instead of applauding their home team's win, the conservative news network seemed to be appalled after watching the athletes in the video drinking alcohol.

Because, how dare adult gold-medalists celebrate an uplifting moment by drinking?

The Fox News Twitter account placed emphasis on the word, 'drunk,' in their tweet as if to suggest that drinking was somehow scandalous, or even shocking, after a major accomplishment.

But it didn't take long for Twitter users to mock Fox News for clutching their pearls.

The network's tweet was on-brand for their critical narrative of US athletes in general.

Fox personalities like Laura Ingraham suggested NBA players should stay out of politics and told Kevin Durant and LeBron James to just "shut up and dribble" in response to the pair's comments in an interview criticizing former President Donald Trump.

During the Tokyo Olympics, Ingraham denounced the "obscene and unnecessary [virus] rules even for healthy young athletes leading up to the games."

She also slammed "the overload of Olympians who think we somehow care about their political views."