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ESPN Doesn’t Know The Difference Between Emirates and Highbury

espn arsenal stadium gaffe ESPN Doesnt Know The Difference Between Emirates and Highbury

In the intro to every Premier League game that ESPN2 shows on Saturday mornings, they begin with a graphic of the world and then zoom in on England and directly to the home ground where the match is played. It’s a brilliant sequence, but they goofed this past Saturday when instead of zooming in on the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club, they zoomed in on the Arsenal Stadium, better known as Highbury.

Both grounds are near each other, but there’s a massive difference between the bowl of the Emirates Stadium and the old fashioned ground of Highbury, which has now been turned into a housing development.

At least ESPN shouldn’t have a problem when they have to identify White Hart Lane for this Saturday’s 10am ET kickoff on ESPN2 in the match between Tottenham Hotspur against Sunderland.


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