The Kiss Cam was invented in the 1980s as a way to fill time gaps during baseball games. While it’s still a mainstay in most major sports, the Kiss Cam can, at times, inspire some beyond awkward moments.
The San Jose Sharks and the Carolina Hurricanes learned that lesson the hard way over the last few weeks. Both teams accidentally showed a brother-sister combo on the jumbotron.
The first instance happened in the beginning of February at PNC Arena – the Hurricanes home rink. During a break in play in the third period, the Canes started their kiss cam and showed Elizabeth Braswell and her brother Matt.
Once the siblings realized they were being featured, they started making dramatic hand gestures.
Here! Now you can re-live the moment…over…and over…and over… pic.twitter.com/Gj7wiXV8zz
— Nate Hess (@nate_hess) February 2, 2018
Elizabeth, waving her arms back and forth, could be seen saying “no, no, no, that’s my brother.” Matt raised his hands quizzically as if to say yeah, guys, that’s my sis and I’m definitely not doing that. Elizabeth took to Twitter to alert the Canes of their oopsie.
YOU HAVEN’T LIVED YOUR FULLEST LIFE UNTIL YOU’RE ON THE KISS CAM WITH YOUR BROTHER THANKS @NHLCanes
— Elizabeth Braswell (@ElizabethhSloan) February 2, 2018
The Canes replied with an all-caps “SORRY.”
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) February 2, 2018
In an interview with RMNB, Elizabeth found it funny when the Canes replied to her.
“It’s the most Twitter Famous I’ve ever been!,” she continued. “My phone was absolutely blowing up.”
The two siblings got the tickets as part of a Christmas present.
“The people around us heard us and tried to help out,” Elizabeth said, noting the Kiss Cam moment came out of nowhere. “[T]he guy behind my brother hugged him. Everyone got a good laugh out of it, especially me!”
Both Braswells are huge Canes fans. Elizabeth is currently attending NC State and purchases college discounted tickets. She attends a handful of games every season and, though the Kiss Cam incident was slightly traumatic, she will still attend more games in the future.
“Oh yeah. Next time we go I’m definitely bringing a poster,” Elizabeth said.
She won’t be the first fan to bring some type of tool that can communicate an SOS signal. On Sunday, the San Jose Sharks accidentally showed siblings on their Kiss Cam. The girl immediately pulled out her phone displaying one word: BROTHER.
Our bad. 😬 pic.twitter.com/dy9BGtZtWP
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 19, 2018
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