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England Fans Blame Broadcaster Channel 4 After 4-0 Defeat To Hungary

Jack Kenmare

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England Fans Blame Broadcaster Channel 4 After 4-0 Defeat To Hungary

Gareth Southgate's England have yet to pick up a victory in their Nations League campaign this season – and fans have pointed the finger at broadcaster Channel 4.

The Three Lions fell to an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Hungary on Monday night as goals from Roland Sallai [2], Zsolt Nagy and Daniel Gazdag sealed a historic win for Marco Rossi's side.

Following their latest defeat in the competition, England sit at the bottom of Group C with two points from four games, while Hungary have picked up two wins and a draw to go top ahead of Germany and Italy.

It was another evening to forget for Gareth Southgate's side, but rather than point the finger at the players, some fans decided to blame the broadcaster and its "curse".

Back in April, Channel 4 announced that they had won the rights to broadcast England national team matches between 2022 and 2024, which includes Nations League, European Championship qualifiers and international friendlies.

But since the deal was confirmed, the Three Lions have yet to win a game in the Nations League – a fact some brought up after their latest loss.

One fan on social media said: "I blame Channel 4. England haven’t won a game since these clowns have started showing the games," while another wrote: "Since England moved to Channel 4-0 they’ve not won a game."

A third commented: "I blame Channel 4. Since when did they have England games."

A fourth said: "Feel proper sorry for Channel 4. They get the England Nations League matches and are really excited about it and proud of themselves and then the matches are like this."

After the full-time whistle, England boss Gareth Southgate took responsibility for the defeat.

"We picked a young team with energy and when the game started to go against them, it started to look that way. That's my responsibility in the end," he told Channel 4.

"I said to the players, our four matches is my responsibility. I have to balance looking at new players, rest players. We couldn't keep flogging out our experienced players.

"It was an important experience for lots of young players in these games. We've learned a lot in Germany and Italy games. Hungary are a good side and we knew that. I gave them too much to do tonight.

"I understand the reaction in the stadium, what I would say is that in these sets of fixtures, these players have been unbelievable for the country. They have to stay with them.

"Tonight was the sort of night that my predecessors have had. It's important to stand. I'm not going to say it doesn't hurt."

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/Alamy

Topics: England, Gareth Southgate, UEFA Nations League

Jack Kenmare
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