The BBC’s World Cup 2018 coverage suffered technical difficulties part way through the post-match discussion of France v Australia.
The match itself was broadcast without any issue, but after the game viewers saw the coverage cut out just as Mark Chapman and his studio guests began discussing a controversial VAR decision during the match.
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The broadcast from the studio in Moscow cut to random shots of Argentina fans, before a broadcast test card appeared.
The footage then switched to an advert for BBC music festival coverage featuring Nick Grimshaw, before the connection with the World Cup studio was restored.
The footage however later cut out again, before the broadcast finally appeared to return to normal.
Fans couldn’t help enjoying the irony of a video fault happening right at the moment when Phil Neville & co began talking about VAR.
I want a VAR on what just happened to BBC One pic.twitter.com/EdtOxwfqOz
— Martin I WARNED YOU JULIUS Belam (@MartinBelam) June 16, 2018
Big fan of the BBC World Cup feed cutting out every time Phil Neville is talking
— Steven W (@lifes2comp) June 16, 2018
— Lee Bellion (@lbellion) June 16, 2018
— Damien Coyle (@damocoyle13) June 16, 2018
While other viewers joked that there may be another reason for the technical difficulties.
Has Putin cut off the BBC coverage of the #WorldCup ????
— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) June 16, 2018