Twitter Reacts to Jonathan Pearce's Nightmare Broadcast of France-Honduras

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVJune 15, 2014


Jonathan Pearce had a tough broadcast in France's World Cup match with Honduras.

The generally over-excitable former Robot Wars commentator seemed to fail to grasp the concept of goal-line technology, repeatedly declaring France's second goal 'controversial' and completely misunderstanding the replay, saying something to the effect of: "First they're saying it's not a goal, then they're saying it's crossed the line. Which is it?"

Oh, and then he proceeded to incorrectly label a ball that hit the side netting as a goal. Needless to say, Twitter had a field day. 

Here are some of our favourite tweets. 


We'd watch that show.

We'd prefer to not watch that show.

Explain that, scientists.

You can do what now?

Clever indeed.

You know, that would explain a lot.


And we thought we'd repressed that...

Well who could blame him? He's had a sneak peak of the robot apocolypse.

A sad day for robot fighters everywhere.

Seriously though, he wouldn't stop talking about it!

But enough about Pearce. Richard Keys also said something stupid:



Update, June 17, 8:30 p.m. Astonishingly, Pearce doesn't seem to accepted that he simply made a mistake in the midst of the live action, reliving the incident on his return to commentary during Brazil vs. Mexico.

Rather than drop the matter altogether, or simply accept he misunderstood in the heat of the moment, Pearce was referring to the "mix-up" on BBC duty:

Jonathan Pearce still confused about goal line tech. It's not difficult mate. It really isn't

— United Rant (@unitedrant) June 17, 2014

Haha Jonathan Pearce still not letting that goal thing from France game go guy must love getting grief everybody got it but him!!

— martin compston (@martin_compston) June 17, 2014

And that is why "Jonathan Pearce still" began trending on Twitter. Let it go...