‘Unprecedented’ outrage as Scotland fans round on Daily Record


Scotland fans have stormed the halls of social network sites to criticise the Daily Record for failing to provide a live feed of the international friendly between Poland and Gordon Strachan’s men.

Vauxhall had linked up with the Scottish newspaper to provide a live feed of Wednesday night’s game, but due to the numbers of fans logging on to view the match, it was all too much for the Record’s server to cope with as it overloaded and crashed.

A statement was published via the Record’s website and social network sites, it read: “Apologies if you are having problems viewing the game. We are having technical issues because of the unprecedented demand. Please bear with us while we try to remedy the issue. Thanks.”

‘Unprecedented demand’ or PR rhetoric for they underestimated how many fans would try to tune in… or how little their server could put up with?

Once the feed did return in the second half – albeit patchy – many had already decided to listen on the radio or alternative feeds online. There is little doubt that the Scottish FA [IMG who sell the rights] will be turning to the Daily Record again for help in broadcasting the game live.

What are your thoughts on this failed experiment?


About Author


Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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