Football fans have been left furious after ITV Hub crashed in the opening minutes of France’s Euro 2020 match against Switzerland. Online viewers missed Haris Seferovic’s opening goal, with their screens frozen on Switzerland taking a corner in the fourth minute.
ITV’s coverage of the tournament has been widely praised, but the broadcaster’s credit in the bank took a hit on Monday night.
After a brilliant 5-3 win for Spain over Croatia, fans tuned in to watch the second last-16 tie of the evening at 8pm.
But they were not treated to Switzerland’s shock opening goal, because their screens were stuck on the Swiss left-back Ricardo Rodriguez preparing to take a corner three minutes and 23 seconds into the match.
That meant Seferovic’s textbook header from eight yards following a run and cross from Steven Zuber in the 15th minute was missed by thousands, who then took to Twitter to voice their displeasure.
“This game is so exciting. ITV hub letting me watch this corner for 10 minutes in a row,” one fan wrote.
“I’ve heard of time wasting but Ricardo Rodriguez taking 10 minutes to take a corner in the 3rd minute is taking the p**s. Cheers ITV hub,” said another.
“Rumour has it, switzerland are still taking the corner over on the itv hub,” wrote one.
That statement did not go down well with football-hungry fans, though.
“Any apologies? Do you care? That poor bloke has had to take that corner 3,257 times because of you guys,” a fan replied.
“Just let @BBCiPlayer host all the games, it’s far better,” said another. “You can even go backwards on the stream on iPlayer, far superior imo.”
“Well done on realising this in a record-breaking 30 minutes during a popular live broadcast! Speedy,” said another.
“Scrap the whole thing and rebuild with HD and UHD capability and do the same with Britbox too. Both of your services are shambolic and so behind the competition,” said a comment.
“Glad BBC is showing the England vs Germany,” said another fan.
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