You may have forgotten about M.I.A. flashing the middle finger during her Super Bowl halftime performance in 2012, but the NFL certainly hasn’t.
On February 5, 2012, nearly 167 million TV viewers tuned in to Super Bowl XLVI to watch a matchup between the New York Giants and New England Patriots. Besides the football action, what had people talking that day was a halftime performance by Madonna that included M.I.A. and, specifically, how she extended her middle finger during the performance while mouthing, "I don't give a shit."