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Viewers Disgusted By BT Sport Coverage After Manchester City Champions League Win

Viewers Disgusted By BT Sport Coverage After Manchester City Champions League Win
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Manchester City have won their first Champions League title, defeating Inter on a 1-0 scoreline in Istanbul tonight.

In a game that Pep Guardiola's side were expected to win comfortably, it was a much closer contest than had been anticipated. The Italian team were resolute throughout, offering little encouragement to the opposition throughout.

Rodri's strike in the second half would ultimately prove to be the difference, and while Ederson would be forced to make a couple of top class saves in the dying moments, City ultimately got over the line to complete the final part of the treble.

Manchester City deserve every credit for capping off a remarkable season in style, becoming only the second English club to win a treble following Manchester United in 1998/99.


In saying that, there has been a bit of a strange feeling in the air on the back of this result.

This moment felt completely inevitable, and not only this season. City have been on course for this achievement for quite some time, building a team and club in a manner that many have found difficult to stomach. That is without even mentioning their previous punishments for UEFA, as well as the 115 charges they are currently facing from the Premier League.

However, as we have come to expect, none of this was mentioned on a certain British broadcaster.


Viewers disgusted by BT Sport coverage of Manchester City triumph

BT Sport have become known for their bias approach to covering the involvement of English clubs in Europe. It has been a recurring theme in recent seasons.

The way in which they has continually ignored the elephant in the room when it comes to Manchester City has been particularly egregious, meaning you would have expected much of the same tonight.

That was indeed the case, as soon as the final whistle sounded.


Once the game ended, BT Sport commentator Darren Fletcher read what was clearly a prepared monologue on City's victory. It was tough to listen to.

They've done it! Manchester City have done it! Once, twice, three times a champion, champions of Europe finally!

History made in Istanbul! The treble complete! The greatest story in club history has an ending and what a final chapter...

I asked Noel Gallagher, the iconic song writer and Man City fan, to sum up what this moments feels like to him.

He said 'there had been so many nights when these fans travelled home from Europe battered, bruised, beaten, and conquered, but not tonight, tonight the Manchester rain will taste like champagne.

Many of the viewers found this to be nothing short of stomach-churning stuff.


The line about it being 'the greatest story in club history' went down particularly poorly. Unlike what BT Sport had us believe, this was certainly no cinderella story.

As you might have guessed, the coverage that followed from this point was equally off-putting for the senses.

It even included pitch side reporter Des Kelly getting an autograph from Ilkay Gundogan on the pitch.

It was poor.

You need to expect more from someone who has been given the opportunity to cover such a big occasion.

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