The BBC has received complaints about coverage of Euro 2020 (photo:.)
The BBC has responded to complaints it has received about the amount of coverage it has allocated to the Euro 2020 final.
On Sunday evening, England reached their first major final in a major tournament in 55 years, and despite the Three Lions’ defeat by Italy, the team played an impressive game, defending against Italy until penalties.
Playing at home at Wembley Stadium, Gareth Southgate’s side has been cheered by the likes of Prince George, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Tom Cruise and Kate Moss.
Media coverage was extensive, covering everything from the intrusion of intruders at Wembley Stadium to racist insults directed at England players.
The BBC has now issued a statement on complaints about its extensive coverage, supporting its decision to do so.
“Football is the most popular sport among UK spectators and closely watched by millions of people, and this tournament has generated extremely high levels of interest from fans across the UK,” he said.
England players during a tense penalty shootout (Photo: FA via.)
Euro 2020 is of particular importance because it is the biggest global sporting event since the start of the pandemic, and it has been postponed for a year and used by the UK government and others to investigate the practicalities of allowing spectators to attend. Huge events. It is also the first major men’s soccer tournament to be held, at least in part, in the United Kingdom since 1996.”
The media company said there was additional interest from the public as it was the first time an England men’s team had qualified for a major tournament final since 1966.
“In our opinion, this is an important news event that has a lot of public interest and our coverage has been proportionate,” he added.
This is not the first time that the BBC has issued a statement about its coverage of Euro 2020.
Among BBC experts is Gary Lineker (Photo: pixel8000)
The media company has previously responded to complaints “from people who believe that commentators or presenters are biased in favor of England”.
However, the BBC said it was “proud” of the experience it was providing on the channel and therefore disagreed that “our squad shows any bias towards one team”.
The presenter added: “Our football coverage is seen by a very diverse audience, each with different views and opinions, which is why our goal is to reflect it across all of our programmes.
“We appreciate that not everyone will be entertained by presenters, experts or commentators, but we are proud of the diversity of talent and experience that our Euro 2020 team brings to our coverage.”
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