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Watch: Sky Sports inundated with complaints during Swansea v Leeds game

14 Feb 2024 2 minute read
Swansea v Leeds broadcast plagued with technical issues

Sky Sports was beset with angry fans after its coverage of the Championship game between Swansea and Leeds was plagued with technical issues on Tuesday evening.

While the first half saw Leeds race into a 3-0 lead with a clear picture on TV screens, the second half coverage was rendered mostly unwatchable after the picture bore more of a resemblance to an acid trip rather than a TV broadcast.

The broadcaster was on the receiving end of hundreds of complaints on social media with many fans questioning how the picture couldn’t be restored given the technological might of the digital company – while many others demanded a refund on their subscription given how poor the broadcast was.

It wasn’t until 20 minutes into the second half that Sky Sports managed to place an apology on screen as the technical issues persisted, which read: ‘We apologise for the poor picture quality’.

For many Swansea fans watching, it may have been a blessing in disguise, especially when Wilfred Gnonto scored his side’s fourth goal in the 72nd minute – apparently.

The problems didn’t go unnoticed by the Leeds fans in the away end at the Stadium, who no doubt notified by friends and social media began a loud and repeated chorus of ‘Sky Sports is f*cking sh*t.’

It wasn’t until the 85th minute that the picture was finally restored. With an additional four minutes of added time as a ‘treat’ to frustrated viewers.

Swansea fans had no doubt switched off long ago, while Leeds’ supporters were no doubt just cockahoop their side had moved into the automatic Championship places after Southampton suffered a rare defeat at Bristol City.

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Mab Meirion
Mab Meirion
2 months ago

It makes one appreciate the ability to see with the eye of a human or raptor.

Now my Collie and what he actually sees is a mystery to me…

2 months ago

Leeds fans always chant “Sky TV, is f’in sh*t” every time we are shown on Sky. This is because of all the changes to fixtures to accommodate them and the fact that they are a rip off.

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