CHAMPIONS LEAGUE final viewers were left wondering whether their screen had broken while watching the fuzzy YouTube feed broadcast by BT Sport.
The game between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur experienced big difficulties on the free-to-air option of the network.
The picture juddered during the match, particularly in the first-half.
It meant players blurred across the pitch as they ran, giving off the sense that the pitch was some kind of abstract painting.
TV viewers didn’t have the same problem, with the YouTube feed BT’s free-to-air offering shown despite their channels typically requiring a subscription.
The regular TV channels on Sky and BT set-top boxes remained under lock and key for the match.
Fans took to Twitter to compare the broadcast to a number of extinct tech.
Some likened it to Windows XP errors while others felt it more akin to Sega games consoles from the 1990s.
And, strangely enough, BT showed last week’s Europa League final via YouTube without any major issue.
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Adam Hurrey joked on Twitter: “The upside of the YouTube stream glitches is that they make it feel like the BBC opening titles to a major tournament in the 1990s”
While FootballJOE insisted: “Interesting to see BT Sport choose the ‘What Would The Match Look Like If You Had Magic Mushrooms’ viewing experience on YouTube.”
Nick Hill posted online: “It’s like I’m watching it on a Sega Mastersystem.”