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.”
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.