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’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.”

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.


  1. Alex Wolcott September 22, 2012
  2. NotTheNoob September 22, 2012
  3. Aman September 23, 2012

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