Matt Lauer takes over for Bob Costas, instantly gets ridiculed

In case you somehow missed it, Bob Costas had to take a break from his normal role as the host of NBC’s primetime Olympics coverage due to a bad bout of pink eye.

So who stepped in for him? Matt Lauer.

Were people happy about this change?

Not really. Apparently people who watch the primetime coverage of the Olympics are a picky bunch.

Lauer had some fun earlier in the day when he was asked who gave Costas the pink eye (his first guess was Putin):