ITV don’t deserve to broadcast the champion’s league final
Four days later as I look back at the epic battle of two giants at Anfield I am still awe struck by the atmosphere that was generated in the magnificent Anfield.
Twenty minutes before kick off you couldn’t hear the loudspeaker. At the final whistle, Anfield stood as one and over 40,000 fans held their scarves up and sang the most rousing rendition of “You will never walk alone”. I could feel the passion that was reverberating from this famous stadium. At that point ITV decided to go for a commercial break, for me, this was totally disrespectful to football fans. It does not matter who you support, as a football fan, everyone is entitled to witness such passion.
ITV also did the same before the start of the game and the start of the second half. Then to top this off they had Terry Venables, Michael Owen and Gabby Logan in the studio. Gabby was too busy looking beautiful, Terry could barely string two sentences together whilst Michael was dying with envy not to be out there. As a team they failed to analyse the game in detail and capture the atmosphere of Anfield.
This was a game that needed great pundits and a great presenter, this was a game that would have been better presented by SKY or BBC.
In my view ITV don’t deserve to broadcast the final, I know Sky will also show this game, but not everyone has sky at home and AC Milan v Liverpool should be brought to everyone’s living room by the BBC.