Sky News sports presenter Jacquie Beltrao apologised to viewers after some Australians disrupted her live broadcast and used foul language in the aftermath of their country’s World Cup loss to England.
The Lionesses faced a test in a nail-biting semi-final against the Matildas at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, but prevailed 3-1 to advance to Sunday’s final against Spain.
It was a painful defeat for the Australians who filled the stadium, but there were plenty of England fans who were glad to engage with television crews as they departed.
This included two Brighton friends who had travelled halfway across the world to see the event.
One fan told Jacquie that she’d missed some notable moments from the match because she was in the toilet.
However, when the couple were discussing the significance of the Lioness’ victory, other Australians chimed in.
Running into the frame, a guy appeared to have temporarily forgotten his allegiances and thrown his support behind the winners.
‘Wooo, f***ing oath England,’ he declared before running away.
Almost shortly after, another man, likely his friend, went up to the camera and began yelling for the other team.
The girls laughed it off and kept speaking before Jacquie had to face what had just transpired.
Quickly turning back to the camera after bidding farewell to the two fans, she swung around and without missing a beat said: ‘Apologies there for any language in the background.’
‘I think fan spirits are running quite high at the moment.’
Following the game, several prominent figures poured their support behind the Lionesses as they prepare for their first World Cup final.
Shortly after the final whistle was blown, Holly Willoughby wrote on Instagram: ‘Utterly incredible… wow wee! Congratulations @lionesses.’
Meanwhile, Carol Vorderman tweeted: ‘Sweet Caroline. A great day for women Congratulations Lionesses. And Congratulations to the Matildas. All of you, how you enjoy yourselves how you give an inspiration to all young girls. When I was your age we couldn’t ever have dreamed of these times. It’s wonderful.’
Jade Thirlwall, of Little Mix, too expressed her delight, sharing a video of the Lionesses’ victory beside a bouquet of flowers.
Source My Celebrity Life.