England fans' brutal x-rated chant was heard live on air during post-match coverage
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England fans were heard singing a brutal, x-rated chant after the 1-1 draw with North Macedonia on Monday night.
The hosts went ahead in the first half following a harsh penalty given against Rico Lewis on his England debut.
The Manchester City full-back headed the ball away but a flailing arm was spotted in a VAR review.
Enis Bardhi's penalty was saved by Jordan Pickford but tapped in the rebound.
Jani Atanasov put through his own net in the 59th minute when under pressure from Harry Kane and so the spoils were shared.
The game was shown on Channel 4 and afterwards former Three Lions pair Joe Cole and Joleon Lescott provided analysis on all the major incidents while Jules Breach anchored the coverage.
But while that was happening, the travelling England fans still in the stands at the Tose Proeski Arena were very vocal.
With a deafening volume, the supporters could be heard singing Channel 4 is f***ing s***!" live on air.
None of the aforementioned trio reacted even though they almost definitely heard the chant.
England away fans chanting “Channel 4 is f**king sh*t” during the post match analysis is the highlight of the international break. pic.twitter.com/7Bv0jPmFfL— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 20, 2023
Channel 4 secured the rights to England's games in April 2022 for a two year period.
Beating off competition from ITV, their arrangement was to broadcast 20 live England matches on free-to-air television, including UEFA Nations League, Euro 2024 qualifying and friendly fixtures.
The deal expires in 2024 and both ITV and the BBC will share rights for the European Championship tournament in Germany.
However, ITV will once again become the home of England coverage as in September it was revealed that they had won the rights back.
The channel agreed a four-year deal which kicks in 2024 and will see them broadcast all of the men’s football matches outside of major tournament finals - starting with the road to the 2026 World Cup in North America.