The BBC did this ahead of England’s World Cup opener and it’s one of the odder things they’ve ever done
The BBC usually has an uncanny knack of getting it just right with their World Cup coverage. Not just the games, but how they build up the tension beforehand and their inevitably sad (but epic) montages when England get knocked out.
And then … and then there’s this effort, which they put out today ahead of England’s opening World Cup game against Tunisia on Monday.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 17, 2018
Opinion appeared to range from poor to very poor to … well, have a look for yourself.
Delete your account.
— Alan White (@aljwhite) June 18, 2018
— Robbie Letelier (@Robbie_Letelier) June 17, 2018
No way this'll come back to bite us on the arse.
— heartbeeps (@hrtbps) June 18, 2018
You had less than 24 hours to wait and you’ve absolutely fucked it lads. Well played.
— Johnny Lindelof (@Bilo_Kravo) June 17, 2018
— Owain Tudur Jones (@OwainTJones17) June 17, 2018
This is the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. It’s like someone making wedding photos of them and an ex on photoshop.
— Amy (@AmyxJean) June 17, 2018
Some people could see what they were doing (kind of).
Everyone's missing a painfully obvious point: they made this BECAUSE THEY KNOW THEY'LL NEVER HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE IT FOR REAL. It's an admission of defeat. That's the joke. It isn't hard.
— Matthew Harris (@Applemask) June 17, 2018
But .. no. Just no.
You have jinxed it. Tunesia is gonna win now
— Tagliafico🇦🇷🇦🇷🇦🇷 (@KeuperJasper) June 17, 2018
— JamBammz✩✩ (@jambammz) June 17, 2018
I know there's an element of parody here….but oh christ no…… ICELAND FTW!
— tEh_kLeVsson (@Teh_kLeV) June 17, 2018