UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona vs. Manchester United—FOX Is Awful
Leave it to FOX to make the "beautiful game" exponentially less beautiful.
Many heads were turned when people realized that the world's Super Bowl—the UEFA Champions League final—would be broadcasted on FOX, not to be confused with Americans' go-to soccer/football source, Fox Soccer Channel.
Fittingly, FOX has already completely disillusioned viewers with its ver Americanized, sensationalized coverage.
First: You have Michael Strahan trying to talk football. With FOX's traditional let's-yell-something and cut a few images behind it.
Second: You have FOX treating London like it's some sort of foreign planet. Yes, we know what London looks like. You don't have to repeatedly show clips of it with terrible pop song "London Bridge" by pop-centric Fergie.
Grant Wahl, one of America's most respected soccer voices tweeted:
Why can't the Fox pregame figure out what ESPN did for its World Cup coverage? Please stop dumbing it down and comparing it to U.S. sports.
It doesn't help that FOX is already recycling its background music it uses for NFL coverage.
It's not tough. Give viewers a british accent, some subtle commentary and let the game speak for itself. The game is, after all, a beautiful one.
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