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England Fans Weren't Happy With Andy Townsend's 'Biased' Commentary Yesterday

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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Andy Townsend may have commentated on his last football match for ITV yesterday. The former Ireland midfielder's contract is up at 'the end of the season' and many assumed that would be the Champions League final on Saturday.

However, Townsend was back for yesterday's Ireland vs England clash at the Aviva as something of a send-off and to be fair to him he was in a very difficult position. For one he was forced to commentate on a game that was entirely devoid of any form of entertainment, and secondly there was the Irish/English problem.

Born in England, played for Ireland and commentating for an English TV channel, it was tough going and Townsend seemed caught in the middle at times. Granted, there was some small encouragement for Ireland but for the most part Townsend was as neutral as possible.

Some England fans really didn't see it like that.


It was nice of ITV to give him such an easy game as a send-off.



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