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BBC apologise for showing horrific injury to Hungary star Barnabas Varga at Euro 2024

Gabby Logan was quick to address viewers’ disgust after the BBC showed a replay of Hungary striker Barnabas Varga’s sickening collision with Scotland goalkeeper Angus Gunn in Sunday’s Euro 2024 match. Varga was left unconscious from the incident, and BBC has been criticised for airing footage of the VAR replay during a penalty check.

Hungary defeated Scotland 1-0 in Stuttgart through Kevin Csoboth’s 100th-minute strike, condemning Steve Clarke’s side to a rock-bottom finish in Group A.

But the occasion was marred earlier in the clash when Varga’s horror injury left players in tears as he was treated behind a screen and stretchered off the MHP Arena pitch.

BBC viewers furiously took to social media to share their outrage after the broadcaster aired an action replay of the incident.

And Logan was quick to explain the Beeb’s actions, stating it was UEFA’s decision to show the incident while VAR checked for a potential Hungary penalty.

“All of our thoughts are with Barnabas Varga after that sickening collision, and we are updating you as we get information on his condition,” the BBC host said immediately after full-time.

“We were as shocked as you when they replayed that incident. There are protocols around those kinds of things after Christian Eriksen [collapsed] three years ago.

“We were very surprised when UEFA chose to show that replay, which is why we cut away immediately to a wide angle as soon as we could.”


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