Scotland – Hungary: “We were as shocked as you”, a major channel apologizes after broadcasting images of Varga’s very violent knockout

Scotland – Hungary: “We were as shocked as you”, a major channel apologizes after broadcasting images of Varga’s very violent knockout
Scotland – Hungary: “We were as shocked as you”, a major channel apologizes after broadcasting images of Varga’s very violent knockout

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Victim of a very violent shock which left him unconscious on the field during the match against Scotland on Sunday evening at Euro 2024, Hungarian Barnabas Varga was evacuated to hospital.

The images are chilling. During the match against Scotland on Sunday evening in Group A of Euro 2024, Hungarian Barnabas Varga was the victim of a violent collision with opposing goalkeeper Angus Gunn. Unconscious on the pitch, he was taken care of by the emergency services and was evacuated to the hospital, after long minutes of anguish during which his teammates had stretched a sheet around him to respect his privacy.

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Broadcaster of the match, the English channel BBC, apologized after broadcasting slow motion images of the clash. A hiccup which should not have happened, and which the presenter explained: “We were as shocked as you when they rebroadcast this incident” she supported, arguing that the BBC was not in control of all images passed on the screen. In reality, uses the UEFA feed, and the British channel therefore accused the body of not having respected its own protocol regarding violent images.

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“There are protocols for this kind of thing after Christian Eriksen three years ago and we were very surprised that UEFA decided to show this slow motion, which is why we immediately cut to wide angle as soon as we “We were able to,” she said.

Three years ago during Euro 2021, the Dane Christian Eriksen suffered a heart attack during the match. His accident raised the question of the dissemination of the images, and prompted the establishment of a protocol by UEFA.

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A few hours after Varga’s accident, the Hungarian Federation gave reassuring news of its player, who regained consciousness. He will be operated on for a fracture of the orbital floor and will be out of the rest of the competition.

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