Brazil vs Chile World Cup 2014: BBC come under fire for bias towards host nation
Channel criticised for being too in favour of Brazil
Saturday 28 June 2014
The BBC were harshly criticised on Twitter for their 'biased' commentary during Brazil's penalty shoot-out win over Chile.
The hosts needed extra-time and penalties to beat their plucky opponents, and the channel drew criticism for their perceived favour of the Selecao.
David Luiz thought he had opened the scoring but the goal was ruled a Gonzalo Jara own goal.
Liverpool target Alexis Sanchez, who was brilliant throughout, equalised before half-time.
The entertainment continued into the second half but the teams could not be separated.
Extra-time was as nervy as one might expect, but Mauricio Pinilla almost won it for the Chileans in the final minute, crashing a shot against the bar.
The game went to penalties and it was Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar who was the hero, saving twice.
Jara, the unlucky man who was handed the own goal earlier, missed the crucial penalty, hitting the post to send Brazil through.
Here are some of the best tweets.
Slightly biased BBC commentary methinks...— Christopher Daplyn (@ChrisDaplyn) June 28, 2014
@craigawoodhouse The whole country, apart from the BBC commentary team, want Chile to win this.— Richard Simcox (@richsimcox) June 28, 2014
Despite the BBC's very biased commentary Brazil are very ordinary. Unlucky Chile #badluckgonzo— Baggie Den (@Baggieden) June 28, 2014
Flukey sods Brazil. BBC can celebrate, their biased commentary will continue.— Steve Fraser (@Saintbarca) June 28, 2014
Incredible bias in the BBC commentary, you should be embarrassed— Rickie Lambanana (@ShawMcIver) June 28, 2014
BBC will need to calm down their pro Brazil bias. Shocking commentary— Paul (@007_Rebooted) June 28, 2014
So biased towards Brazil this commentary from the bbc— Berry (@JMBerry86) June 28, 2014
Brazil will face either Colombia or Uruguay in the next round.
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