Ignorance is Bliss on BT Sport

On Monday 28 March, I went to watch Wrexham AFC in a local pub. They were playing at home against Cheltenham Town, but I decided to watch the televised game in the pub across the road from the Racecourse. I would have gone to the game, but I was not lucky enough to have a place on the raised viewing platform for fans in wheelchairs. The view at the front of the stand is not great and I struggle to follow the match from this pitch-level position, so it was an easy decision to enjoy the game from the comfort of the pub. However, as Mark Griffiths illustrates below, the coverage provided by BT Sport left much to be desired despite the excellent result.


Here’s my column from last week’s Leader. It forms part of the paper’s comprehensive pre-match coverage every Friday, featuring interviews, an in-depth look at the opposition and lots of statistical analysis. All content in the column (c) www.leaderlive.co.uk.

Last Tuesday was an historic night for the club as we took up a 99 year lease on The Racecourse, but one of the biggest rounds of applause in a packed Catrin Finch Theatre had nothing to do with the ownership of the ground. Instead it was a reaction to an attack on our model of fan-ownership, carried out on national television at our own home patch!

The last gasp victory over Cheltenham on Monday was glorious. BT Sport’s pre-match attempt to wrestle with a serious issue was rather less so. I can’t swim, so I avoid going into deep waters; perhaps they should take a similar view to getting…

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