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Footage inside Gigg Lane shows over 1,000 Bury fans fuming as stream of play-off final kept on buffering

Footage inside Gigg Lane shows over 1,000 Bury fans fuming as stream of play-off final kept on buffering

Bury came up against Wythenshawe in the North West Counties play off final on Saturday.

More than 1,000 fans turned up to Bury’s Gigg Lane on Saturday afternoon to watch their side on the big screen, but things didn't exactly go as planned.

Dave McNabb's side secured their place in the North West Counties play-off final on Tuesday night with a 1-0 win over Charnock Richard.

That victory set up a clash against Wythenshawe Town, who hosted the showpiece event at Ericstan Park due to their higher league position standing of second.

Still, that didn't stop Bury fans from showing their support at the 12,500 capacity Gigg Lane. In fact, a large 22sq metre screen featuring a built in sound system was positioned on the pitch.

A total of 1,100 people packed into the South Stand but it was a frustrating afternoon from start to finish as a poor stream on the big screen resulted in constant buffering.

As you can see from the footage above, some Bury supporters chanted: "What the f***ing hell is that" while others booed and jeered their far-from-ideal viewing experience.

The club tried to clear up the situation. "We are aware of issues with people struggling to access today’s live stream," they said. "We are also dealing with extremely low upload speeds so you may experience a bit of buffering."

Things didn't get much better, either. McNabb's side would go on to lose the North West Counties play-off final on penalties after Aaron Morris skied over the crossbar.

The club's official X account wrote at full-time: "Thanks for everyone who tuned in today, the team battled with the signal at the ground all day and just couldn't get a consistent stream. Just wasn't our day, in so many ways. We go again."

Here's how fans on social media reacted to the unfortunate streaming incident.

One said: "Tier NINE football, and sell out 1k crowd watching a stream. Only in the UK," while another commented: "Sorry but this is amazing."

A third wrote: "Play-offs as viewed through a dial-up modem."

A fourth adda: "Not sure what’s worse that Bury stream or the standard of pens I’ve just watched."

Featured Image Credit: X/@Sanny_Rudra

Topics: Non-League