Cal (@BoilerGrot) February 07, 2014
Add one more item to the media’s lengthy list of #SochiProblems: Bob Costas’ eye infection. Deadspin reached out to Costas to find out just what was going on and received this reply from his assistant:
Yes, Bob has some sort of infection which has his left eye completely red and almost completely closed, making it impossible to put a contact lens in it. It just came on within the last 24 hours, the NBC doctors in Sochi are treating it, and they think it should resolve itself by the weekend. Until then, he has no choice but to go with the glasses on air.
Bob Costas has an eye infection! Ewwwwwwwwwwwww.—
Daniel Glauser (@GlauserDan13) February 07, 2014
The LAST thing I wanted to hear about when watching the Olympic coverage was Bob Costas' eye infection.—
aja d. (@a_truedreamer) February 07, 2014
The dangerous face water!
in soviet russia pink eye gets bob costas.—
Alaina Sapienza (@heysaps) February 07, 2014
Is it just me, or does Bob Costas have pink eye? Gotta wash your hands after you toss your poo poo paper in the trash, Bob.—
J (@DrunkSkunk81) February 07, 2014
Bob Costas's eye infection is the most Russia thing that could have happened to him short of being poisoned by the Kremlin.—
Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) February 07, 2014
Putin messing up Bob Costas' eye is the absolute last straw.—
Ross Lancaster (@rosslancaster) February 07, 2014
Quite a few found an uncanny resemblance to Harry Potter.
Bob Costas looks like a tool with his Harry Potter glasses.—
Michael Riconda (@TeamRiconda) February 07, 2014
If Harry Potter was 55 and an asshole he would be Bob Costas.—
Chris Sedenka (@ChrisSedenka) February 07, 2014
Bob Costas totally looks like Harry Potter with those glasses. All he needs is the scar, which he could get in Sochi—
Codylox (@codylox) February 07, 2014
Harry Potter, or Clark Kent?
Whoa. Bob Costas is wearing Clark Kent glasses in Superman's fortress of solitude.—
Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 07, 2014
Olympics. Russia. Winter. Bob Costas At Superman's Fortress of Solitude. Here. We. Go!—
John! (@OuterJohn) February 07, 2014
If that eye infection gets any worse, it’ll have its own Twitter account. Oh, wait.
Ouch! I'm infected!—
Bob Costas' Left Eye (@CostasLeftEye) February 07, 2014