As prescient now as it ever was, the following sketch succinctly crystallises what televised football has become – an endless, mindless assault of HUGE gladiatorial matches abutted by HUGE honking opinions, regardless of the fact that you’re actually sat watching Tony Cascarino stumble his way through Norwich City’s goalless draw with Preston.
It’s tough to spoof something that is already beyond parody, but Mitchell & Webb just about managed to pull it off when they went to town on Sky Sports’ particular brand of idiotic bombast…
Mitchell & Webb’s take (filmed at Loftus Road, for the record) is over seven years old and it hasn’t dated a day, demonstrating just how stale and one-note Sky Sports’ coverage has been in the prevailing years.
No matter how much money you chuck at it and to what lengths you dress it up, football is not guaranteed big-budget entertainment.
It is a competitive sport played amongst human beings and is therefore liable to be a bit naff most of the time.
Sometimes, the excess elevated decibels are wholly uncalled for.
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