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Scottish Fans Complain That BBC’s Euro 2020 Coverage Has Been Biased Towards England

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Scottish Fans Complain That BBC’s Euro 2020 Coverage Has Been Biased Towards England

BBC has received criticism over its alleged pro-English biased coverage during Euro 2020.

BBC announced that they had been contacted by a number of viewers who were unhappy about comments from presenters and commentators favouring the England team during matches.

Gary Lineker has fronted coverage of the games alongside former England players Alan Shearer, Rio Ferdinand and Micah Richards.

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Last month, Alba Part MP Kenny MacAskill called for Scottish parliament to be awarded more power over the running of the BBC, referring to pro-English bias in his argument - a claim which the BBC rejects.

MacAskill said: "Scots are scunnered with Euro commentators' endless mentioning of the glories of 66' and Gazza's goal".

The BBC issued a statement saying: "We've received some complaints about our Euro 2020 coverage, from people who think our commentators and presenters are biased in favour of England".

"We are proud of the expertise and experience that our team our bringing to football fans across the UK, and don't agree that are line-up shows any bias towards any one team."

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The BBC also shed light that it had received some criticism over the choice of presenters and commentators.

"Our football coverage is watched by a very diverse audience, each with differing views and opinions, and for that reason we aim to reflect those across our programmes".

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"We appreciate that not everyone will enjoy every one of our presenters, pundits, or commentators, but we are proud of the range of talent and expertise our Euros 2020 team bring to our coverage".

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: BBC, Euro 2020

Fergus Guiry
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