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BT Sport blame thunderstorms after commentary is ahead of footage

‘It’s spoiling the game’: BT Sport and Gary Lineker apologise after commentary was AHEAD of live footage in first half of Atalanta v PSG – with blame being put on thunderstorms in the UK

  • BT Sport apologised after their commentary being ahead of their footage  
  • Viewers were told Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic had scored before they saw the goal 
  • The broadcaster said thunderstorms in the UK was the cause of the disruption 
  • The issue was rectified in the second half with the audio and footage in sync 

BT Sport have apologised after their commentary was ahead of their footage in the first half of the Champions League tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Atalanta.

It meant viewers were told that Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic had scored before they could see the goal on their screens with the broadcaster blaming thunderstorms in the UK for the issue.  

Presenter Gary Lineker apologised on air and on social media after several angry fans complained about the problem on Twitter. 

BT Sport and Gary Lineker apologised after their first half commentary was ahead of footage

The presenter explained that thunderstorms in the UK were causing the broadcaster’s issues

Viewers were told Atalanta’s Mario Pasalic had scored before they saw his goal on the screen

In response to complaints, Lineker tweeted: ‘We’re on it. Thunderstorms are causing the issue. Apologies.

The commentary team of Darren Fletcher Steve McManaman were unaware of the problem while they were on air.

Fletcher explained during the first half: ‘It’s not that Steve and myself have a crystal ball, it’s down to the storms in the United kingdom and we are working had to balance things out as quickly as we can’

Fans took their frustrations to twitter, claiming the problems were ruining the game

Viewers were angry at the issues but the broadcaster rectified them in time for the second half 

But viewers still vented their frustrations, claiming the disruption was ‘ruining the game.’

One supporter tweeted: ‘Fix up BT Sport. Commentary so out of sync they’re telling me what’s happened before it actually has.’

The issue was fixed for the second half with the footage and commentary back in sync.

PSG produced a sensational comeback in stoppage time with two goals in three minutes as Marquinhos drew Thomas Tuchel’s side level before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored the winner.

PSG went on to produce a sensational late comeback to book their place in the semi-finals




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