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FOX Soccer Gets Red Card For Spoiler Alert FAIL

Wigan Fulham spoiler FOX Soccer Gets Red Card For Spoiler Alert FAIL

Here’s a letter from one of EPL Talk’s regular readers and commenters named NotTheNoob:

“When I want to avoid a spoiler, I don’t watch ESPN2 broadcasts and I stay off the Internet.

Today, I hoped to watch Fox Soccer’s tape-delayed broadcast (9am PDT) of Wigan v Fulham spoiler free. I didn’t watch any other soccer matches this morning, and I purposely didn’t visit EPLTalk.com’s open thread. At 9am, my TV automatically tuned to the fixture. And this was the first thing that I saw (see above photo)… the result! At the very top of the broadcast!”

Here is the same image with the on-screen programming info (see below)

FOX Soccer deserves a straight red card for this failure to properly offer a spoiler alert.”

Wigan Fulham Dish FSC spoiler FOX Soccer Gets Red Card For Spoiler Alert FAIL

Editor’s note: FOX Soccer did debut a new feature called “Spoiler Alert,” which I noticed during the half-time of Chelsea-Stoke, where they showed one of the goals from the first half of Wigan-Fulham. While I was impressed by that new feature, I agree with NotTheNoob that they need to do a better job of avoiding revealing spoilers at the top of the hour on their FOX Soccer Match Day program.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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