England fans nearly rioted at World Cup viewing due the wrong channel for 30 minutes

England supporters ‘almost rioted’ last night due to ‘technical difficulties’ at a screening that caused them to miss nearly 30 minutes of the Three Lions’ poor defeat against the United States.

The event, which was held in Newcastle’s “largest fanzone” function venue NX, was characterized as a “utter catastrophe” by one of the show’s hosts, leaving ticketholders “disappointed” and requesting refunds.

Throughout halftime and a significant portion of the second half, whomever was in charge of the venue’s massive screen appears to have had difficulty selecting the correct channel to broadcast the game.

Fan and YouTuber from Wallsend, North Tyneside, Adam Pearson described it as “the worst football experience I’ve ever had at any arena.”

The Newcastle United vlogger was invited to advertise the event, but declined because he wanted to demonstrate to his followers “just what went wrong.”

His video shows increasingly furious supporters chanting “we want our money back” since the screen was either blank or displaying the incorrect channel.

At one time, the operator appears to be flipping through channels on the TV guide, but instead of selecting ITV1, which was broadcasting the game, they choose Channel 4.

As the C4 documentary The Scottish Island That Won the Lottery and a car advertisement appear on-screen, the crowd’s anger increases.

“It’s game time, man. Why are we viewing a vehicle advertisement? Bring on the England match!’ Adam is audible yelling in frustration.

One fan can be seen leaping onto the stage and grabbing a replica of the World Cup trophy, which is then distributed through the audience.

As the chaos continued, the environment, according to Adam, became “very poisonous.”

Adam remarked that confrontations between bouncers and supporters were causing difficulties and prompting fans to get increasingly “mad and very dissatisfied.”

Fans hurled their beverages in the air and cheered in jubilation when the channel was finally switched to the game.

Many labeled yesterday’s game, which ended in a 0-0 stalemate, as ‘the most dull’ and ‘anticlimactic’ of the World Cup thus far. Fortunately, the spectators did not miss out on much action.

Adam stated that he plans to return to the site on Tuesday for the England vs. Wales event in order to demonstrate to his supporters “how good [the NX] can be.”

But, he continued, “yesterday night was ultimately a failure.” It was unsuccessful on the field and at the NX.’

Tickets for the fanzone event reportedly cost between £10 and £15 each.

Today, the venue issued the following statement: ‘NX would like to apologize to all fans who had such a poor experience.

‘We would want to clarify that the event was not promoted by NX, but rather by Box to Box, a promoter with a strong history of providing sports events in the city.

Given that NX is a brand-new facility for the City, we are completely committed to putting the fan experience at the forefront of everything we do.

“We have already completed a thorough investigation into the origin of the technological issues, and we are certain that they will not reoccur at any future Box to Box events hosted at NX.

We will soon provide an update about refunds for tickets to this event.

We are able to confirm that Box to Box will have their next Fan-Zone event on November 29.

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