If the FCC decides to dock the NFL for flipping the bird, M.I.A. will have to foot the bill. The NFL was smart in making the performers sign a contract and putting them on the hook if they did anything wrong. They learned their lesson after Nipplegate. Here’s my question, if she knowingly signed a contract and still flipped the bird, she’s an idiot. I know M.I.A. has a ton of money, but it’s not like she has Madonna cash to be frivolously flipping people off. That’s her bad.
Who knows, this could have been a PR move–she’s been out of the limelight for a while because she had a baby and kind of needs the press–if that case, the fine could have been more than worth it.