Right, it seems probable that they thought it would be easier to ignore it and move on, but as the hosts that’s not really an option they had. The Danish presenters were found wanting in that respect.
Why are the ‘ordinary people’, as you call them, so pissed off? Is it principled opposition to foreign meddling in the affairs of another country? That seems rather unlikely in Denmark, given that it was one of the five countries that contributed militarily to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and we all know how much death and general misery that caused.
It seems more likely that these Danes have allowed themselves to have been stirred into some anti-Russian frenzy.