"HELP" - Joe Marler leads complaints of fans watching Premiership Cup final - Ruck

“HELP” – Joe Marler leads complaints of fans watching Premiership Cup final

Rugby fans tuning into tonight’s Premiership Cup final have expressed dissatisfaction with TNT Sports’ broadcast of the pivotal match, citing discomfort from an unconventional camera perspective.

The showdown between Gloucester and Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm has been overshadowed by viewers’ grievances regarding the peculiar camera angle employed during the coverage. Unlike the customary elevated views typical of televised rugby matches, this new angle is markedly closer to the pitch.

England’s Joe Marler, voicing his frustration on social media platform X, queried the rationale behind the unconventional camera work on @rugbyontnt, seeking assistance with the hashtag “HELP!” England captain Jamie George echoed Marler’s sentiments with a simple “Agree.”

“This TNT camera angle is serviceable,” remarked rugby analyst Sam Larner, “but its effectiveness wanes when the action shifts to the far side of the pitch, hindering ball visibility. Portions of it induce a sense of queasiness.”

One viewer questioned, “Anyone else experiencing motion sickness from this new camera angle?” while another lamented, “The camera angle is detracting from the viewing experience.”

Expressing disappointment, another fan contemplated abandoning the match mere minutes into the highly anticipated event. “Six minutes into a final I’ve eagerly awaited,” they lamented, “and I’m already contemplating switching to the U20s match.

“Cease employing this dreadful new camera angle. If it isn’t broken, there’s no need to tamper with it, especially during a final. Regrettably, it’s England vs. France U20s for me. A genuine disappointment.”

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