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Sky Sports mute Sheffield United fans chanting “Sky TV is fucking shit”

It’s fair to say that the hate by fans towards Sky Sports is a growing trend this season and once again it was made known last night when Sheffield United fans sang it during their thrilling encounter with Aston Villa.

The Blades – who missed out on returning to the top of the table after going from 3-0 up to end up drawing 3-3 – have already been televised eight times this season, are set to be shown another four times, and will likely end up being a few more by the end.

It was around ten minutes into the first half of last night’s match that the Bramall Lane faithful sang what is becoming a well known chant, “Sky TV is fucking shit”.

Fans picked up on it and took to Twitter…

It’s certainly happened on more than one occasion too as Derby County and Nottingham Forest supporters broke into song around the 26th minute mark of when they met a few months ago and managed to get themselves heard before Sky then noticeably muted them but playing fake crowd noise over it.

Have a watch when the moment happened in the video below…

The video has since gone viral, being watched nearly one million times on Twitter as well as receiving thousands of likes and retweets.

It’s reported that Sky have also done the same when Leeds have sung it during many of their televised fixtures.

The story by the Daily Mail captured the attention of player Luke Ayling who saw the funny side and joked on social media that they fans will “Have to sing a little louder on Sunday lads”.

Sky have also done it during a minute’s silence before the Steel City derby last month. The sports channel apologised, saying: “We are aware that some viewers experienced audio issues during the playing of the Last Post prior to the Sheffield derby, we apologise unreservedly for this regrettable technical error.”

Bristol City fans sang a “We all hate Sky Sports” chant around a cameraman during the game as their side’s Championship clash against Norwich City was moved to a 5:30pm kick off.

 

We’ve gone back to a few months and rounded up the reaction fans made after they watched a video of Derby County and Nottingham Forest fans singing “Sky TV is fucking shit” before being muted by fake crowd noise, fans took to praise those chanting it but also had criticism for Sky – take a look at what they had to say on the next page.

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