BBC criticised for failing to televis England women’s World Cup qualifierSeptember 5, 2018
THE BBC has come under fire after their live stream of England’s World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan broke down.
Fans were excited to see Phil Neville’s Lionesses in their final Group A clash.
Fans were left disappointed after trying to watch the World Cup qualifier
But the option to watch the game on the red button did not work, with the Beeb blaming a third party for “technical issues.”
Gutted would-be viewers took to Twitter to complain about the lack of coverage, with some accusing the broadcaster of sexism.
@SarahWragg1 tweeted: “Always happens get it sorted it’s a joke we all pay for this yet can’t see @Lionesses play.
“So easy to watch the men’s game without issues think it’s something you need to sort!”
Paul Harris added: “Thanks @BBCSport, really enjoying the @Lionesses coverage online.
“Nearly 40 minutes in, England leading and still no live stream!
“Cheers, I see licence fee’s are being put to good use elsewhere again.”
With the game already well underway, the BBC offered an apology to disappointed supporters.
Beth Mead (two), Rachel Daly, Izzy Christiansen and Lucy Staniforth all scored to pout their side in a commanding position in the second half.
Neville’s side have already qualified for France after beating neighbours Wales 3-0 in their last outing.