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Too much football and sport on television

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Most days when I get home from work I prepare a meal and then turn on the television to catch up on the latest news headlines.  Unfortunately though, there is too much emphasis on sport on the news and TV in general these days, so much so that it sometimes seems to be taking over!

Instead of current affairs, you get the latest football news.  Man United scored these goals and Arsenal did this.  Not really the most important thing going on in the world today!!

It's an obsession in this country

I'm sick and tired of the obsession in this country with sports news and in particular football and rugby.  I don't have anything against sport and think that on the whole it is a positive thing; not only for the health benefits if you participate, but it can also be useful for developing effective teamwork skills.

Football news not what we want My main gripe is really with the amount of time dedicated sports news in the media.  It's fine if they provide an update of the English premiership results at the end of the main news, you can just switch off when it starts and at least you have a choice.  What I do find infuriating however, is when the news bulletin starts off with some form of sporting drama.

Who cares if a football club sells a player for an extortionate amount of money, or that Australia kicked England's butt in the cricket again. This isn't newsworthy!  It's sport and as such should be scheduled with other sport related programming.

I think that real news should be shown first because our economy, politics, health and education etc. involve everyone; football on the other hand, is a recreational activity that is not appreciated universally.

Right, I'm off to watch the Grand Prix now, because it's time for my nap and I've had enough of all this bloody football news!!


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angry

angry

every weekend football is taking over normal programming on tv.
28/11 angry
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Cat

Cat

Way too much... especially football 🏈... every college game? Really? You have to pay extra to watch your baseball team but there's football on EVERY major channel every single day!!
05/09 Cat
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The Watcher

The Watcher

Agreed totally, personally I loathe football with a vengeance spreading viruses carelessly with red faces bloched with heavy drinking
Not giving a damn about anyone anymore except to shout abuse and fight STOP ALREADY THINK ABOUT WHAT IS IMPORTANT, you transform sport into war ,if you want a war go and join the army, not the pub army the real one ,a force for good not for Covid
29/08 The Watcher
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Max

Max

Yes too much sport ,not enough general news?
02/08 Max
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Opinion

Opinion

I agree😀
31/07 Opinion
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Bee

Bee

I do not want bbc to be a sports channel that is not what I pay a license for.
20/07 Bee
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Earthling

Earthling

It's relentless and makes most programmes/radio unlistenable. It's English-centric too (don't they realise not everyone living in England is English - I'm Scottish) and incredibly boring. There just isn't enough in it to make it the entire contents of a news programme or the Today programme (which is unbearably boring at the best of times).

It says a lot about the current state of England as a country if this is how they measure their country. Odd that so many love it so much but are clearly not very good at playing it.

Someone once told me isn't it funny how the people who wear sports kit and clothes as leisurewear are usually the most unfit!
12/07 Earthling
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Viewer

Viewer

PLEASE SHOW IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL NEWS FIRST THEN FOOTBALL AND OTHER SPORT NEWS LATERLY?
11/07 Viewer
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Poodle mum

Poodle mum

Wall to wall football for those who love it. I love ballet.....when do I get my turn?
05/07 Poodle mum
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Addinuff

Addinuff

I Agree With Everyone On Here. Football is Forced Down Our Throats. 😡
03/07 Addinuff
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Goszzie

Goszzie

Totally agree, we pay a licence fee for BBC yet they change our programmes on a whim. Sport on both BBC1/2…..3 is the same, it’s outrageous!,,,
Try to complain…..almost impossible!!! Ever mind, I am reading a book now….
02/07 Goszzie
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Rachie

Rachie

Does anyone of influence actually read these notes and take action?
02/07 Rachie
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Rachie

Rachie

Has anyone tried to contact bbc to complain? Good luck with that!!!!
02/07 Rachie
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Rachie

Rachie

Again tennis on both bbc channels. Now news has been put back. Football next. What about older people where tv is only thing to do. Saturation point and another week to go. We dont even get free licence now, so we pay for nothing to watch. Sport freaked dont care.
02/07 Rachie
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Poodle mum

Poodle mum

Well said
28/06 Poodle mum
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