Twitter reacts to FOX airing commercial during play in World Cup final
The first half of the World Cup Final on Sunday featured about as much action as possible, and some fans were furious that they were forced to miss a small portion of it due to a broadcasting error.
In the 40th minute of play between Croatia and France, Xfinity customers had their broadcast of the game cut out for a commercial. That’s not supposed to happen in the middle of a half during a soccer match, and fans went ballistic on Twitter:
Fox cut off World Cup final to show #xfinity commercial It said “future is awesome”, but what about present!!
— Dillip Nath (@realdillip) July 15, 2018
Come on, @FOXTV an @Xfinity commercial in the middle of #WorldCupFinal action? NOT COOL!
— Leah Leier (@LeahLeier) July 15, 2018
When Fox goes to a commercial in the middle of the World Cup Final pic.twitter.com/2sf7BkLwDA
— Masshole (@MasshoIe) July 15, 2018
If someone had just scored during that random commercial I think my dad would’ve punched the TV
— Abby Salvadore (@Slackadore42) July 15, 2018
This #WorldCup in a nutshell. Fantastic back and forth game in the final, and @Fox goes to commercial during play.
— Mark F. #SaveTimeless (@mfuery38) July 15, 2018
WHY DID FOX GO TO COMMERCIAL????? pic.twitter.com/jA8VPYMBOj
— John Lovett (@jlove1982) July 15, 2018
France were leading 2-1 at the time. Their first goal came by way of an own goal, and the second was on a penalty kick that was awarded due to a handball in the box. Sandwiched between France’s two goals was a laser from Croatia to tie the score at 1-1, so you can understand why viewers didn’t want to miss any of the action.