Fans Think 'ITV Curse' Could See England Lose Against The Czech Republic


Fans Think 'ITV Curse' Could See England Lose Against The Czech Republic

England are set to play the Czech Republic tonight - however, some fans seem to think the 'ITV curse' will almost certainly see them lose.

Despite being assured of safe passage through to the next round of the Euro 2020, it's feared the Three Lions may trip up. And it's through no fault of their own. Well, sort of.

According to a theory, 24 of England's tournament matches have been broadcast on ITV, with the team winning just four of them and losing eight.

The side has also drawn 12 games in that time, including their most recent match against Scotland on 18 June, which ended 0-0.


If that wasn't enough evidence, just wait. The last time England won a tournament fixture in the regulation 90 minutes on ITV, current midfielder Jude Bellingham was just eight years old.

However, of the 22 matches shown on the BBC, England have won a whopping 15 and lost just three.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

However, of the 22 tournament games they have played on the BBC, England have won an impressive 15, losing just three.


And while tonight's match might not mean too much in the grand scheme of things, the side's next game - in the knockout rounds - is also set to air on ITV. Gulp.

Since the figures began doing the rounds on social media, fans have shared their concern.

"Let's see if England continue the ITV curse. They didn't win a single game in normal time on ITV at the World Cup," wrote one.

A second said: "Oh well it was nice while it lasted! England's next two group games are live on ITV = the ITV England curse! #ITVEnglandCurse #Euro2020."


"The ITV curse continues," wrote a third fan following the game with Scotland at Wembley.


While another added: "Curse of ITV. Totally consistent every. Bloody. Game."

And while some have contested that this is down to the fact that ITV have broadcast much tougher matches then the Beeb, it may not be the case.

As one fan pointed out on Twitter, England have still faced the likes of Italy, Germany, Brazil, Croatia and Argentina on the BBC.

Perhaps the curse is real then? Let's hope not, eh.

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Topics: Viral, BBC, Football, Euro 2020, England, Wembley, Social Media, Twitter, ITV, Scotland

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