Southampton Olympic snowboarder Billy Morgan denies swearing in TV interview

Daily Echo: Billy Morgan thrills the crowds with his snowboard slopestyle tricks in Sochi Billy Morgan thrills the crowds with his snowboard slopestyle tricks in Sochi

SOUTHAMPTON snowboard star Billy Morgan has denied swearing in a television interview during the Winter Olympics.

The BBC’s Hazel Irvine apologised to the viewers if they had been offended by “bad language” after Billy said he had decided to “huck it” on his final run of the snowboard slopestyle final in a bid to get a medal.

But the presenter was clearly not aware that the Urban Dictionary defines to “huck it” as “to move swiftly and with ferocity; usually pertaining to moving quickly to avoid or speed through unfavourable conditions”.

Already a popular figure on the global snowboard scene, the 25-year-old gained cult status following the brief interview.

“It was a case of go big or go home,” he told the BBC. “If I landed it maybe I’d have got on the podium so I thought just huck it.”

Within minutes #justhuckit was trending on social networking website Twitter and has grown in popularity over the past fortnight.

Now it has inspired a T-shirt by Butta, an eco-friendly ski and snowboard wax company.

Designer Dan Soane said: “You can’t blame the Beeb for apologising but ‘huck it’ is a common phrase in the extreme sports industry.

“We worked closely with our good friend Billy on this design.

“The colours represent the Union flag and like the flag it includes a cross with the way the thumb comes across – it’s quite deep!”

The T-shirt has already proved very popular, with Billy tweeting: “Guess #justhuckit is catching on haha. Super-stoked on this.”

Dan added: “It’s gone crazy. We had 40 orders in the first two hours.

“A #justhuckit sticker pack is also available at justhuckit.co.uk and we’ve brought out a sweatshirt as well.”

The T-shirt is priced £15 with at least 20 per cent of each sale going to the Team GB slopestyle team.

Billy began his snowboarding career aged 14, when he transferred the skateboarding skills he learnt in Stanton Road, Shirley, to the Southampton Alpine Centre’s dry slope.

He had been in contention for Team GB’s first medal at Sochi 2014 before finishing in tenth place in the snowboard slopestyle final after crashing twice.

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11:16am Sat 22 Feb 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Money for nothing.
Money for nothing. Positively4thStreet
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12:57pm Sat 22 Feb 14

itsnotjustice says...

who cares if he did?????

i remember when saints got promoted back to the prem , live on bbc 1 against coventry, and moments before the final whistle went three players were being interviewed and one used the F word and the other two laughed... not a big deal....

the interview wasnt really finished because the whistle went and they all ran off to celebrate.....

that will NEVER be deleted from my sky box :D

nothing really to do with this story, but hey, sure you all remember it lol
who cares if he did????? i remember when saints got promoted back to the prem , live on bbc 1 against coventry, and moments before the final whistle went three players were being interviewed and one used the F word and the other two laughed... not a big deal.... the interview wasnt really finished because the whistle went and they all ran off to celebrate..... that will NEVER be deleted from my sky box :D nothing really to do with this story, but hey, sure you all remember it lol itsnotjustice
  • Score: 8

5:41pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

Surely you can tell the diff between huck and the F word
Surely you can tell the diff between huck and the F word Mary80
  • Score: 3

5:53pm Sat 22 Feb 14

eurogordi says...

I'm less worried about the occasional accidental F-word than I am the F-word regularly used in a range of TV programmes, films, music, books and on the streets.
I'm less worried about the occasional accidental F-word than I am the F-word regularly used in a range of TV programmes, films, music, books and on the streets. eurogordi
  • Score: 1

7:40pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Peters567 says...

Watched this live. He most certainly said "HUCK".

The presenter that followed the interview apologised for the bad language, my other half and me looked at each other an said "What bad languague? He said Huck".
Watched this live. He most certainly said "HUCK". The presenter that followed the interview apologised for the bad language, my other half and me looked at each other an said "What bad languague? He said Huck". Peters567
  • Score: 4

10:11pm Sat 22 Feb 14

Micle1974 says...

itsnotjustice wrote:
who cares if he did?????

i remember when saints got promoted back to the prem , live on bbc 1 against coventry, and moments before the final whistle went three players were being interviewed and one used the F word and the other two laughed... not a big deal....

the interview wasnt really finished because the whistle went and they all ran off to celebrate.....

that will NEVER be deleted from my sky box :D

nothing really to do with this story, but hey, sure you all remember it lol
Post it to YouTube!
[quote][p][bold]itsnotjustice[/bold] wrote: who cares if he did????? i remember when saints got promoted back to the prem , live on bbc 1 against coventry, and moments before the final whistle went three players were being interviewed and one used the F word and the other two laughed... not a big deal.... the interview wasnt really finished because the whistle went and they all ran off to celebrate..... that will NEVER be deleted from my sky box :D nothing really to do with this story, but hey, sure you all remember it lol[/p][/quote]Post it to YouTube! Micle1974
  • Score: 3

10:42pm Sat 22 Feb 14

itsnotjustice says...

its allready on there ..not very good quality tho

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=q4qYK1_tq
L8
its allready on there ..not very good quality tho http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=q4qYK1_tq L8 itsnotjustice
  • Score: 0

10:49pm Sat 22 Feb 14

magssoton says...

the t-shirt is available from Bhutta
the t-shirt is available from Bhutta magssoton
  • Score: 0

8:35am Mon 24 Feb 14

Norwegian Saint says...

Hucking hell! What the huck was he thinking for huck sake?! He deserves to be taken outside and given a good hucking!
Hucking hell! What the huck was he thinking for huck sake?! He deserves to be taken outside and given a good hucking! Norwegian Saint
  • Score: 1

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