Channel 4 SLAMMED after Gareth Southgate’s post-match interview from England’s loss to Italy was cut


‘Just when you don’t think it could get worse!’: Channel 4 SLAMMED by fans after Gareth Southgate’s post-match interview from England’s 1-0 loss to Italy was cut short so that Gogglebox could take its usual slot

  • England have failed to win in five games, their longest drought since 2014 
  • They will play one more game before the start of the World Cup in November
  • Fans were angered at Channel 4’s coverage of the game after it was cut short
  • Gareth Southgate’s interview was cut short to make way for Gogglebox 

Fans were quick to criticise Channel 4 on Friday night after their coverage of England’s Nations League clash with Italy was cut short to make way for Gogglebox.

The interruption came during Gareth Southgate’s post-match interview after the Three Lions lost 1-0 at the San Siro in Milan.

Giacomo Raspadori’s second half goal was enough to sink the visitors as they struggled to break Italy down. 

Gareth Southgate's post-match interview was cut short to make way for Gogglebox

Gareth Southgate’s post-match interview was cut short to make way for Gogglebox

It came after England lost 1-0 to Italy in their penultimate game before the World Cup

It came after England lost 1-0 to Italy in their penultimate game before the World Cup

England fans were unforgiving in their criticism of Channel 4's coverage of the game

England fans were unforgiving in their criticism of Channel 4’s coverage of the game

England have not won any of their last five games and have just one more to play before the start of this winter’s World Cup, but it was the scheduling that riled fans most.

 ‘Just when you don’t think it could get much worse, Channel 4 don’t show us the interview with Southgate,’ Tweeted one fan. 

‘We’ve got to go straight to people stoking their dogs and eating muffins in front of the TV on Gogglebox.’

Another suggested football should be ‘taken away from Channel 4’ and said of Southgate: ‘We want to hear the wetwipe speak.’

Giacomo Raspadori's second half winner was enough to see Italy past a lacklustre England

Giacomo Raspadori’s second half winner was enough to see Italy past a lacklustre England

The incredulity was widespread, with one tweet reading: ‘Channel 4 not showing Southgate’s post-match interview until gone midnight because they’ve got to show Gogglebox? Put it back on the BBC where it belongs.’

Others called the coverage ‘s***’ and said they were ‘not sure which was worse’ between England’s loss and Gogglebox. 

Southgate’s men will have a chance to partially redeem themselves when they face Germany on Monday night. It will be their last chance before the World Cup to pick up a first win since March.



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