Sky to ditch pundit who complained about Man U bias

Sky Sports has apparently decided not to invite Mike Summerbee on again as a matchday pundit after the former Manchester City player complained that the broadcaster is biased towards Manchester United, according to the Guardian.

Summerbee, now a club ambassador with City, used his programme notes to criticise the extensive coverage and repeats of Wayne Rooney’s goal – a spectacular overhead winner – against City the previous weekend.

The 68-year was at the match working for Sky Sports, but has since said of the channel that “they only see United”.

Speaking of the media in more general terms, he added: “I am already fed up with seeing and reading about that Rooney goal. It was special – any football fan would admit that – but you can have too much of it.

“They [the media] go on as though we [Man City] don’t exist and that annoys me. I don’t mind banter. I don’t even mind jokes at our expense but, when I see the progress we have clearly made – on and off the field – is being ignored, then it gets my goat.”

(Source: The Guardian)




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