England Fans blame Channel 4 after 4-0 defeat to Hungary

England Fans blame Channel 4 after 4-0 defeat to Hungary

England Fans blame Channel 4 after 4-0 defeat to Hungary

Gareth Southgate’s England have yet to achieve a win in their Nations League campaign this season – and fans have pointed the finger at Channel 4 broadcaster.

The Three Lions fell on Monday night after an embarrassing 4-0 defeat against Hungary by goals from Roland Sallai [2]Zsolt Nagy and Daniel Gazdag sealed a historic victory for Marco Rossi’s side.

After their last defeat in the competition, England are bottom of Group C with two points from four games, while Hungary have taken two wins and a draw to take Germany and Italy in the lead.

It was another night to forget for Gareth Southgate’s side, but instead of pointing the finger at the players, some fans decided to blame the broadcaster for his “curse”.

In April, Channel 4 announced they had won the rights to broadcast England national team matches between 2022 and 2024, including Nations League, European Championship qualifiers and international friendlies.

But since the deal was confirmed, the Three Lions have yet to win a game in the Nations League – a fact some brought up after their latest loss.

One fan said on social media: “I blame Channel 4. England haven’t won a match since these clowns started showing the games”, while another wrote: “Since England moved to Channel 4-0 they haven’t had a match won more.”

A third commented: “I blame Channel 4. Since when do they have England matches.”

A fourth said: “Pity Channel 4. They get the England Nations League matches and are very excited about it and proud of themselves and then the matches are like this.”

“We chose a young team with energy and when the match started against them it started to look like that too. That is ultimately my responsibility,” he told Channel 4.

“I said to the players, our four games are my responsibility. I have to balance by looking at new players, letting players rest. We couldn’t keep beating our experienced players.”

“It was an important experience for many young players in these matches. We learned a lot in matches in Germany and Italy. Hungary is a good side and we knew that. I gave them too much to do tonight.”

“I understand the reaction in the stadium, what I would say is that these players in these sets of matches have been incredible for the country. They have to stay with them.”

“Tonight was the kind of night my predecessors had. It’s important to get up. I’m not going to say it doesn’t hurt.”