Martin Tyler, a commentator, and the BBC both regretted his comments, which appeared to link the Hillsborough tragedy to hooliganism, after Sack Tyler trended on Twitter
When Sky Sports analyst Tyler was asked by BBC Radio 4’s Today program if he had commented on the first Premier League game 30 years ago. The status of football in England at the time was unclear. Tyler was asked about his experience commentating on the game.
After calling the Hillsborough disaster a hooligan event and the video going viral, why is Sack Martin Tyler trending on Twitter?
Martin Tyler effectively called Hillsborough a “hooligan event” on radio today.
We thought he was a little off and over, but that’s just gross and insensitive. He should be fired regardless of an “apology”. Completely tasteless.
– Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) August 5, 2022
— Tom Dunn (@tomdunn26) August 5, 2022
Liverpool should ban Martin Tyler from Anfield and ask Sky never to let him commentate on a Liverpool game again (or refuse to do so if they can).
— Neil (@1neilc1) August 5, 2022
Who is Martin Tyler? What does he do?
Martin Tyler is a British football commentator who was born on September 14, 1945. He has been covering the Premier League as a Sky Sports pundit since 1990.
And the UEFA Champions League and a wide range of national and international competitions. In the 1970s and 1980s, Tyler worked as an ITV commentator. He voiced the FIFA video game franchise from 2005 to 2019.
In 2003 he won the FA Premier League Commentator of the Decade Award.
The FIFA series will continue in October 2022 with the release of FIFA 23 and EA FC, which he has already committed to.
What did he say that caused a controversy?
According to him, “Football was in the midst of a kind of crisis at that time.”
“It was seen as a form of privatization… after the tragic events in Hillsborough and other places associated with hooligans it was withdrawn from the public eye.
It is also amazing that his statements remain unchallenged. But that happens far too often. It’s not the first time and unfortunately it won’t be the last.
Tyler himself should know better, but why don’t interviewers ever question these slanders that have been so repeatedly debunked? pic.twitter.com/nH3fXQCGwi
— Steve Rotheram (@MetroMayorSteve) August 5, 2022
His comments almost immediately caused a lot of anger and outrage on various social media sites.
He then said: “When I spoke about the problems that plagued football 30 years ago I used some specific examples such as the Hillsborough tragedy.
“In my view, these are two separate issues to worry about. Hooliganism has nothing to do with the terrible thing that happened at Hillsborough.”
Afterwards he felt sorry for his comments!
In a statement, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) regretted not speaking to Martin Tyler about his comments, which appeared to link Hillsborough to hooliganism.
What was the Hillsborough disaster?
The Hillsborough disaster, which took place at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield on April 15, 1989, claimed the lives of 97 Liverpool supporters.
Survivors and loved ones of the deceased have been fighting to uncover the hidden truth for 27 years. Preston Crown Court heard the case in 2019.
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