FOX Misses Game-Winning Penalty Kick in MLS Cup Championship Game
Imagine if some of the most iconic moments in championship sporting events had been missed due to a production snafu. Picture the camera not cutting to Michael Jordan‘s championship winning shot against Utah in 1998 until the ball was through the hoop. Or the camera not picking up “The Catch” until long after the football had left Joe Montana‘s hands, and were nearly in Dwight Clark‘s
That’s basically what happened during the MLS Cup championship match on Saturday night between the Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. The match tied 0-0 at the end of regulation and extra time. So the game went to a penalty kick shootout. And the shootout was tied 4-4, when Roman Torres had the opportunity to kick the game-winner.
The camera isolated on Torres as he stared briefly at the goal, clearly focused. But then, as soon as the whistle blew, he charged towards the ball and took his shot.
The production staff for FOX, which televised the game, was caught off guard by the quick shot, and remained isolated on Torres until the ball was just about in the net.
Credit to Awful Announcing for picking up on the production foul-up. Watch it above, via FOX.
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