Manchester United fans react as ESPN cut short John Champions in the midst of an anti-Glazer commentary
According to The Daily Mail, Manchester United are miffed that ESPN chose to cut short John Champion in the midst of his anti-Glazer commentary.
The 55-year-old English broadcaster who still commentates for ITV at major tournaments was in conversation with former USA international Taylor Twellman on ESPN when he was cut off by the network whilst speaking out against the Glazers.
Champion was talking about the lack of favour the Glazers curried among fans, not to mention the financial burden they had put on the club before being cut off.
“They bought the club by loading debt onto it. They don’t show any signs of care for it.”
ESPN have since suggested that the switch of the broadcast was down to technical difficulties. Perhaps it is the case as the American sports network released the full video later on.
Whether it was on purpose or not, one cannot fault the poor timing of the incident. Given what happened at Old Trafford yesterday, United fans’ anger at ESPN is understandable.
We take a look at how some fans reacted to the news on Twitter.
Fans react as the anti-Glazer debate is cut off on Live TV
Unbelievable. This what we’re up against— L W 3 🔴⚫⚪ M U F C (@WPLMUFC1968) May 3, 2021
Unbelievable— Jake 👹 (@unitedjake7) May 3, 2021
Hahaha they didn’t like the truth 🤣— AndyTalbot🔴⚽️ (@AndyMufcTally) May 3, 2021
Mark Ogden is a good example his pieces for sky and espn fc were totally different— Danger (@_DangerC) May 3, 2021
Thank goodness ESPN isn’t our prime broadcaster. Disgraceful from @ESPN— 🔰 PapiDru (@DruchiDru) May 3, 2021
I’m all the way over here still trying to understand.— Tushified Pidgin 🇳🇬 (@redd_moustache) May 3, 2021
More Manchester United News
- Manchester United legend Gary Neville comes to the aid of protestors involved in ‘peaceful’ defiance
- Fan protest: Manchester United fans invade Old Trafford pitch amid clamour against the Glazers increases
- Dimitar Berbatov warns Edinson Cavani against a difficult situation at Manchester United
ESPN is knowing to have an agenda against United. They don’t feel bad and they don’t care. Worst football pundits on earth and that includes talksport— villo Gonzalez (@villoks84) May 2, 2021
It is possible to hate Man U as a team, but also to empathize with the fans who feel the ownership sucks, AND to be disgusted by the silencing of a contrary opinion.— Bad Grammar Jamma (@JPDragon) May 3, 2021
@JonChampionJC well said Jon before you were silenced. Appreciate not letting the point get lost— Stephen Daly (@smdaly37) May 2, 2021
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