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Viewers tuning into the Euro 2020 England v Scotland game tonight faced a moment of panic when the feed briefly cut off - leaving many worrying they'd miss out on the action of the highly anticipated clash.
Within minutes of kick-off, confused fans took to social media to complain about the technical difficulties they were experiencing while watching along via ITV, with some saying their feed was 'glitching' or 'stuttering'.
One person asked: "ITV what was that?"
Another wrote: "FFS, ITV, sort your damned feed out."
- :umbrella: (@IncognitoBash) June 18, 2021
Anyone else's ITV picture stuttering??#ENGSCO #EnglandvsScotland
- ☆ Sarah ☆ (@VivaCasVegas) June 18, 2021
A third joked: "F***ing Megatron just tried taking over ITV."
Another fumed: "@ITV sort it out."
Others were worried about missing a key moment, with one saying: "How much you wanna bet we're going to miss a goal because of ITV bugging out tonight?"
LADbible has reached out to ITV for comment.
The coverage from inside stadiums is generally controlled by UEFA - as the BBC pointed out last weekend, following a backlash for footage that showed Danish footballer Christian Eriksen collapsing and being resuscitated on the pitch.
In a statement at the time, the BBC said: "In-stadium coverage is controlled by UEFA as the host broadcaster, and as soon as the match was suspended, we took our coverage off air as quickly as possible."
A Denmark team doctor confirmed that Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest.
Once it was confirmed that Eriksen was in a stable condition, Saturday's match resumed, with Finland picking up a 1-0 win.
Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand struggled to hold back the tears during his post-match press conference, revealing the team had been given the choice of finishing the Group B opener on the night or returning to play the following day.
He said: "I could not be more proud of this team, who take good care of each other.
"There are players in there who are completely finished emotionally. Players who on another day could not play this match. They are supporting each other. It was a traumatic experience."
In Erikesen's first public message since the horrifying incident, he said he wants to gain an understanding of exactly what happened.
In a statement released through his agent to Gazzetta dello Sport, Eriksen said: "Thank you, I won't give up. I feel better now - but I want to understand what's happened.
"I want to say thank you all for what you did for me."
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