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Jonathan Pearce screams ‘1-0 Uruguay’ as Luis Suarez shoots into the side netting

We’ve all been there, Jonathan (Picture: Allsport) BBC commentator Jonathan Pearce suffered an unfortunate on-air bout of World Cup fever during Uruguay’s clash with Egypt as he fell for a ‘ghost goal’ from Barcelona star Luis Suarez. ITV opened the terrestrial offering of the World Cup yesterday for Russia’s 5-0 demolition of Saudi Arabia and it was the Beeb’s turn today as Egypt took on Uruguay in Yekaterinburg. Pearce dropped a clanger in Rio four years ago when he questioned the validity of goalline technology after Karim Benzema’s shot hit both posts in a game against Honduras. The veteran commentator exclaimed: ‘They’ve changed their minds’ after the replay showed that Benzema’s… Read the full story...


Published By: Metro - Friday, 15 June

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