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SBD/Issue 96/Sports Media
ITV Blunder Causes Viewers To Miss FA Cup Winning Goal
Published February 5, 2009
|Gosling Scores Crucial Goal In Extra Time To
Beat Liverpool, But Many Viewers Missed It
OUT OF LUCK? In Manchester, Owen Gibson writes through a "combination of bad luck and poor judgment," ITV's coverage of the FA Cup is "beginning to look cursed." The Histon-Leeds game "provided the hoped for shock but struggled for clear pictures through driving rain," and ITV later in that telecast apologized "after broadcasting swearing fans on the pitch and naked players in the dressing room" (GUARDIAN.co.uk, 2/5).