Sky Sports have managed to get conspiracy theorists everywhere speculating that the third round of Euro 2016 results have already been decided, after an on-air cock up.
While discussing England’s best starting 11 for the game against Wales tomorrow afternoon, presenter Rob Wotton and ‘expert’ Ray Wilkins were skipping between slides on the interactive screen – before a technical glitch revealed a rather interesting slide.
The screen showed results for Russia vs Slovakia, France vs Albania and Romania vs Switzerland – matches that aren’t due to be played until LATER TODAY.
Wotton panics when he sees the screen, before the slide quickly moves onto the correct display, which shows Wilkins’ preferred England team for the clash with Wales.
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With both FIFA and UEFA’s names already hardly the most reputable after match-fixing allegations and bribes regarding tournament staging, should said results actually pan out, you can only imagine the backlash that will be sparked.
The most likely explanation for this is that it was probably either Sky Sports or one of their pundits’ predictions, although it’s hard to believe anyone would back Albania to score against France…
Either way, this makes today’s results very interesting, which is good because I was struggling to gather motivation to watch Romania vs Switzerland tonight!