ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Probably Should Understand The Premier League Better
May 3 / Gregg Sussman / SportsGrid
We get it, for us Americans, the Premier League isn't the NFL. It's not the MLB, the NBA, or even the NHL. There's a relegation system and there is no championship game. Someone may need to let SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie know how it works.
Perhaps the biggest story in all of sports yesterday was Leicester City winning the English Premier League after being 5000-1 long shots at the start of the season. All Leicester City needed to happen was for Tottenham to lose or draw against Chelsea. After initially getting up 2-0, Tottenham allowed two consecutive goals and drew, giving Leicester City their first Premier League championship. It took Leicester City 132 years to win their first Premier League championship and ESPN tried taking all of that away yesterday.
After the Tottenham match went final, ESPN showed the celebration from a Leicester City bar. Barrie than proudly announced that Tottenham were the champions. Barrie didn't do it just once either. He announced them as the champions twice before going to commercial. It was obviously a simple mistake by Barrie and not nearly as egregious as Michael Strahan telling us the differences between American football and International football. But still, this is one we can't get wrong. We'd never say the wrong team won the World Series or Super Bowl; this is the European version of that.
The good news is, in the clip below we never had to hear the reaction from Darren Rovell. So that seems like it's probably a win.
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