Martin Keown criticises Sky Sports for ‘unfair bias’ during Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton.
- Arsenal legend Martin Keown criticises Sky Sports for perceived bias during Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton.
- He expresses his frustration at both Martin Tyler and Gary Neville’s commentary, accusing them of an unfair tilt against Arsenal.
- Keown’s comments stir a debate among fans and football pundits alike, raising questions about the possible influence of biased commentary on match outcomes.
In what could be described as a candid reveal, Arsenal legend, Martin Keown, unleashed his frustration at the ‘unfair bias’ of Sky Sports’ commentary during the Gunners’ recent match against Brighton. This revelation has struck a nerve within the Arsenal community, and fans are left wondering – Is this bias influencing the performance of the team?
The match in question ended in a 3-0 loss for Arsenal, dashing their Premier League title hopes. This bitter pill was made even more difficult to swallow by what Keown perceived as biased commentary from Sky Sports’ Martin Tyler and Gary Neville. Their coverage, according to Keown, was unfairly tilted against Arsenal.
Keown expressed his indignation on talkSPORT: “How biased the Sky Sports commentary team is? It is frightening! Martin Tyler is a great professional, but he cannot hide that it hurts him that Arsenal might win a game of football.”
His frustration also extended towards Gary Neville, accusing him of being apologetic when discussing Arsenal’s gameplay.
Keown’s comments come on the back of a controversial incident involving Arsenal’s rising star, Gabriel Martinelli, and Brighton’s Kaoru Mitoma.
Despite a harsh tackle from Martinelli, he escaped a booking, but later fell victim to a suspected revenge tackle from Moises Caicedo. This incident seemed to further fuel Keown’s accusations of bias.
However, Keown’s rant drew mixed reactions on social media, with some echoing his sentiments, while others, including Soccer Saturday’s Jeff Stelling, dismissed his claims as “tripe.”
Is there truth to Keown’s accusations, or is this just the frustration of a former Gunner seeing his team’s title dreams slip away? The debate rages on.