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Thursday, February 05, 2009

It's not exactly porn, but a 118th minute goal by Everton was missed by thousands who tuned in to watch the team's matchup in the Merseyside derby against Liverpool. Right before Dan Gosling kicked the winning goal, English broadcaster ITV jumped to a commercial, and while some viewers got back in time to witness the excellent goal....most just saw this....

How maddening must that be? At least in the porn incident, Arizona fans got to see the Fitzgerald TD. In this case, the timing was just awful. ITV has rightfully been getting hammered by viewers, but this isn't even the first incident with the channel this year. During a match between Histon and Leeds, the network accidentally ran dressing room footage of a naked player.

Michael Grade makes TV apology for goal blunder in Everton v Liverpool clash (Times Online)

Posted by Awful Announcing at 11:03 AM


AA, in that same Histon vs. Leeds match, some fans yelled into a microphone "ITV is f*cking sh*t!" aired on live TV.

ITV has been hammered for lousy commentators (David Pleat comes up with imaginary nations like the Republic of Czechoslovakia), and their FA Cup coverage.

It's only fitting though, isn't it? A totally crap game with little entertainment gets a goal when no one on ITV could view it.

The worst part about this was the other 4 FA Cup games played had a combined 14 goals, and they got a crap one which they couldn't even handle.

We know the BBC wouldn't do this, they're a commercial free network.

Oh well, DOWN GO THE SCOUSE!!!!!!

SSReporters said...
Feb 5, 2009, 11:11:00 AM  

ITV must be owned by Fox.

JFein said...
Feb 5, 2009, 12:43:00 PM  

Four years ago, back when ITV broadcast Formula 1, they accidentally cut to commercial during the last three laps of the 2005 San Marino Grand Prix, with Michael Schumacher right on the rear wing of Fernando Alonso. They came back after the checkered flag had fallen, Alonso having beaten Schumacher out by about a car length in what would be the best finish that season. ITV were forced to apologize, and show the viewers the three remaining laps they'd been screwed out of. It was damn near scandalous over there.

Feb 5, 2009, 1:27:00 PM  

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