The BBC insist they’ll NOT return on their determination to axe soccer outcomes from their BBC Radio 5 Stay Sports activities Report programme as underfire broadcaster publishes checklist of ‘good causes for the change’
- BBC determined to eliminate the standard studying of categorised soccer outcomes
- The controversial determination has been met with vital outcry within the sport
- They’ve now issued a response and say there’s ‘good causes for the change’
The BBC have issued a response to followers calling for them to reinstate the categorised soccer outcomes on its flagship Sports activities Report radio programme.
On Sunday night time, Sportsmail revealed that the broadcaster had unceremoniously ditched the long-standing, Saturday 5pm British establishment, liked by generations.
Following backlash from firm legends corresponding to Des Lynam, John Motson, Mark Lawrenson and extra, the BBC have launched an announcement to counsel ‘there are good causes for the change’.
The assertion learn: ‘We recognize the energy of feeling in direction of the categorised soccer outcomes inside Sports activities Report. It is all the time troublesome when a programme with a particular historical past modifications, however there are good causes for the change.
‘With the addition of the 5.30pm stay Premier League match to our protection, Sports activities Report has been condensed right into a shorter programme – lower from 1 hour to 25 minutes. The classifieds have been taking round 5-7 minutes to learn, which might have taken up round a 3rd of the programme – constraining the vary of sport we might cowl.
‘We might prefer to guarantee our listeners that outcomes from throughout the soccer leagues will nonetheless be shared through the programme and thru the afternoon. Outcomes are additionally obtainable in full on the BBC Sport web site and through Remaining Rating on BBC One. Having a stay match at 5.30 is a superb addition to the 5 Stay schedule.’
BBC are going through a backlash after axing their studying of the categorised soccer outcomes
They’ve since launched an announcement suggesting ‘there are good causes for the change’
BBC insiders disclosed that there was no session with bemused workers, who’ve privately questioned the transfer. In an announcement to this newspaper yesterday, the broadcaster claimed the choice was made as a result of Sports activities Report had been condensed following the addition of the 5.30pm Premier League match.
They added a complete purpose service was offered ‘on air, on the BBC Sport web site and Remaining Rating on BBC One’. Motson, 77, who spent 50 years with the BBC earlier than retiring in 2018, responded: ‘I am very disillusioned. I have been a fan of Sports activities Report for 60 years and I’ll miss the categorised outcomes very deeply.’
Lawrenson, 65, a former Match of the Day common, added: ‘I labored for the BBC for 25 years and I find it irresistible. I additionally perceive it, or at the least I assumed I did. Sure issues must be sacrosanct and that is one in every of them.
The BBC stated their place had not modified regardless of the strain to reinstate the custom