The best that FOX Sports could come up with is agreeing to show the game on FOX Sports Net, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 on tape delay, hours after the game is over.
And here’s how FOX Sports spun the news in their official press release:
“It has been our privilege to give Bundesliga soccer unprecedented exposure in the U.S. this season, and we recognize how important this particular match is, so given its kick-off time we’ve worked very hard to make Der Klassiker available live and on delay as widely as possible given our pre-existing commitments,” said Patrick Crakes, FOX Sports Senior Vice President, Programming, Research and Content Strategy.
Is FOX Sports GO really the best FOX could have come up with as their solution? The Bundesliga and its fans deserve better.