This morning the BBC news headlines on the Andrew Marr show started with the news that England had beaten somebody or other at rugbyBut, as Neil points out:
Scotland had thrashed the Ukraine 3-1 at footballAnd Neil's conclusion:
Surely if the English result was top of the list this should at least have been mentioned as well. Football is after all a vastly more popular game than rugby.It wasn't just "top of the list", it was the subject of the first interview as well.
Not only that, BBC Scotland showed the England v. Estonia game on BBC1 at the same time as Scotland were playing at Hampden Park. I presume the explanation is the same as when this happened a week or two ago: "We were outbid for the Scotland Game." As others pointed out at the time, the BBC managed to bid enough for the England game, but not the Scottish one. With Scots paying 9% of the license fee but having 3% of the programming made up here it's no wonder that so many of us feel that we're getting a raw deal.