Gutted that the papaplegic man getting out of his wheelchair and taking the symbolic first kick wasn’t even televised in the UK!
That was the ONLY reason I watched, as I have zero interest in football. I waited patiently through the whole thing. I saw him in the stadium. He was mentioned briefly in passing. I expected any minute now. Next thing it was finished, and I never saw his moment of glory. Probably cut to ads or some cr@p from Adrian Chiles.
Then I thought I must have got the wrong end of the stick, and it was still to come just before the main kick-off at 9:00. So hung on for that. Still nothing.
Only found out from Google that yes, it did happen successfully, but no, British audiences didn’t see it.
For me, it would have been the highlight of the show. I honestly thought they must have abandoned it at the last minute for technical reasons, or perhaps it had been an embarrassing disaster and they’d edited it out to spare the poor guy’s feelings.
But no, disabled people just aren’t interesting enough, apparently. An fine moment to cut away for more hot air about England’s pathetic chances in the competition.
I could’ve watched Springwatch!