Sportsnet issues a hilarious statement and seems to be mocking other sports channels

Published May 21, 2022 at 12:28
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As the excellent journalist Simon-O. Lorange (La Presse), Sportsnet recently issued an official statement, apologizing to its viewers, and the result is hilarious.

See an excerpt from the article here:

Sportsnet has apologized to its viewers, after several minutes of a hockey game were broadcast without a single reference to gambling.

"At Sportsnet, the last thing we want to do is show sports and hockey," the press release reads. "Rest assured that we remain committed to showing you endless, countless DraftKings and Bet 99 ads in your home."


Viewers were forced to endure a great hockey game, with several big goals, checks, and spectacular saves, and with no pressure to impulsively waste their money betting on the sport. We're sorry about that. - The Beaverton

It's very easy to detect the very sarcastic side of this official statement.

Basically, what happened was that Sportsnet interrupted an ad from a sports betting site (like Bet99) to get back to the game more quickly, which was restarted. (The face-off happened quickly) And then they went long minutes without running any such ads.

We can also easily detect here small points towards other networks, like TVA Sports, where we are literally bombarded with sports betting ads, every 2 minutes of a game.

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