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Jeff Stelling shockingly lays into former employers Sky Sports on social media

Josh Lawless

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Jeff Stelling shockingly lays into former employers Sky Sports on social media

Jeff Stelling launched a shocking attack on former employers Sky Sports for their coverage of "the biggest story of the day".

The veteran broadcaster left Sky in the summer after 30 years - the majority of which was presenting the Soccer Saturday programme.

He presented his final show on May 28 and has since been working on the talkSPORT breakfast programme, as well as a goals show for Amazon Prime's Premier League games.

But on Saturday afternoon, Stelling was furious with the way in which Sky covered the mass pitch invasion which resulted in Reading's clash with Port Vale being abandoned.

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In the 16th minute, Royals fans poured onto the pitch at the the Select Car Leasing Stadium to mark the amount of points the club has been deducted under controversial owner Dai Yongge.

Reading are lurching in the relegation zone in League One after a series of financial problems and the fans made a huge statement in their latest fixture.

Some eventually left the pitch but hundreds refused and after a suspension, a decision was made to abandon the match.

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Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Stelling, however, was critical of Sky's treatment of the issue. Simon Thomas, described the protest as "tennis balls on the pitch" and no reporter appeared to be present.

The 68-year-old hit out on X, formerly known as Twitter.

He wrote: "When a club which was in PL not long ago is in the position they are in this the biggest story of the day imo (in my opinion).

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"Why [is there] no reporter there? Everyone knew there was going to be a protest!"

When someone challenged him, Stelling replied: I am a member of the public with a right to express an opinion."

After unpaid wages and taxes, the EFL recently recommended a 12-month ban from involvement in football for Yongge but it was not enforced by the disciplinary commission.

Featured Image Credit: Jeff Stelling & Sky Sports

Topics: Jeff Stelling, Sky Sports

Josh Lawless
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