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One “danger”! The contestant was slammed by fans after he appeared rude to fellow competitors during an appearance on the show on Friday.
Contestant Aaron Craig, who competed in the show’s Champions Wildcard tournament, attracted the ire of some die-hard fans after he applauded himself when host Ken Jennings declared Craig the winner of tonight’s match.
“I turned off the TV after self-congratulatory behavior,” one viewer said He said on Reddit. “I’m definitely not rooting for this guy to win and I’m not even sure if I’ll watch the rest of the tournament. I’ve watched Jeopardy for decades and I don’t recall ever seeing such impudence.
“The applause at the end was unnecessary,” another Redditor He added.
“My husband and I looked at each other with open mouths. He was wild,” a third person said He said.
Other fans defended Craig, saying his gesture was justified.
“God forbid the contestant has enough situational awareness to understand the importance of this clue and celebrate a little when he beats two tough competitors,” one fan wrote. to publish.
“In defense of Aaron, it can be difficult to control your emotions on stage,” Jelana Cotter, former Champions Card holder Comment. “In one of my matches (I have no idea which) I was so angry that I came in with an incorrect answer that I ran myself over.” “Adrenaline does brutal things to you,” she added.
Craig also angered fans During the show Final Jeopardy! circular After Jennings, 49, read the British History guide.
“At Leicester Cathedral in March 2015, the Archbishop of Canterbury led a religious service for this deceased English monarch,” Jennings said.
After both competitors bet – and lost – all the money they had accumulated during the game, Craig also failed to guess the correct answer, which was King Richard III, but only bet $32 and was left with a whopping $9,768.
When Jennings announced that Craig would advance to the final round of the tournament, the Canadian lawyer blew a kiss to the crowd and began chanting something indistinguishable.
This action left more people complaining about his behavior.
Later that night, someone claims to be Craig He wrote a note of apology On a Reddit forum.
“TJ [Tallie] My guardian [Wiegand] “They are stunning, beautiful and brilliant, and either one of them would have been a wonderful and deserving winner today,” Craig wrote. “I’m sorry if I got too excited. I definitely didn’t mean to show anyone, but my kids were there and I couldn’t believe they watched me not only play in the semi-finals, but win!”
“Anyone who thinks I was superior, that’s 1,000% fair,” Craig added. “There’s no argument here.”
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