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Wilder praises fans after Sky Sports Remembrance gaffe
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Wilder praises fans after Sky Sports Remembrance gaffe

Chris Wilder has praised both the Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday fans for their Remembrance tributes.

Both sets of supporters were “outstanding” says the Blades manager as Bramall Lane paid remembered the fallen of the derby.

Bugler Glen Boyington played the ‘Last Post’ under a banner that read ‘Sheffield remembers’ before the 0-0 draw.

“I thought the fans, with the minute’s silence and the bugler and the Last Post, were outstanding,” Wilder told the Sheffield Star.

“The tribute was immaculately respected by both sets of supporters. We can sometimes get caught up in it all, but it’s a football match and sometimes there are bigger issues.


“It was a great occasion to be involved in, without getting the three points we deserved.”

Sky Sports gaffe

However, for those watching on Sky Sports it appeared that the crowd were making noise as Boyington played.

That is because the broadcasters played out artificial noises as pictures of the musician were shown. They later apologised on Twitter.

For those watching it appeared that the fans were showing a certain amount of disrespect. In actual fact the 30,000 strong support of both sides were in silence.

Sky Sports did tweet a second apology on the Sunday as well, with their initial tweet coming around an hour and 20 minutes after it was broadcast.

While Wilder did not specifically mention the gaffe it clearly paints a very different picture to those seen on TV.

Sheffielders on both sides of the city are rightfully very upset with what has happened and how they were portrayed.

It may have been a genuine mistake from Sky Sports but its effects look set to last some time.

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