Everton fans have taken to Twitter in annoyance after reading a tweet from Sky Sports about the penalty won by Dominic Calvert-Lewin at Anfield.
39% of Sky Sports News viewers believe referee Chris Kavanagh should NOT have given a penalty for Trent Alexander-Arnold's challenge on Dominic Calvert-Lewin. ❌#RefWatch— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) February 22, 2021
Sky Sports ran a poll asking supporters if they felt Chris Kavanagh was right to rule that Trent Alexander-Arnold had fouled his international colleague.
61% felt that it was the right decision, although that’s not the angle Sky Sports decided to focus their tweet around.
Sky Sports tweeted that 39% of voters felt Kavanagh had made the wrong decision, and the wording of the post has infuriated Everton fans.
Surely, if the majority think it was the right call, wouldn’t that be what you’d lead with in a tweet about the results?
It very much seems as if Sky Sports were attempting to increase engagement opportunities by leading with the more unpopular vote.
If that was the case, then it worked superbly.
One supporter below thinks Sky Sports have a Liverpool agenda, while another fan called the tweet ‘unbelievable’.
One other felt it was a ‘joke’ of a post.
It’s arguably strange enough to run a poll about the decision.
Calvert-Lewin was about the tap into an empty net, and while Alexander-Arnold couldn’t get out of the way, he still prevented what was a certain goal.
Let’s see what the Everton fans have been saying about the tweet from Sky Sports…
So 61% of viewers believed it was a penalty and Chris Kavanagh was right to give the decision? Stop trying to spin it to fit with your LFC agenda, it’s embarrassing! https://t.co/r4WIv3CcVe— TheMightyBlues (@MightyBluesYT) February 22, 2021
Yet you fail to mention 61% thought it was..absolute joke off a TV channel….UTFT👍👍💙— vaughanieno10 (@vaughanieno10) February 22, 2021
So why's that the angle for your tweet, when more over 60% thought penalty. Embarrassing. https://t.co/TMcKbT6sI5— Harry Watt (@saywattharry) February 22, 2021
Not a math scholar but that means 61% thought it was a penalty. Sounds like a pretty large majority there. Keep up the biased coverage guys ✌️ https://t.co/G7o81y2ZM4— Carolina Toffees (@CarolinaToffees) February 23, 2021
Sky Sports bias is unbelievable https://t.co/Z2rXxXUCDa— Matt (@MattDxlton) February 22, 2021
Dear @SkySportsNews— LFC 0 CARLO ANCELO-2 (@evertonfc78nsno) February 22, 2021
If 39% of people said it wasn't a penalty then where I and normal come from come that means that a much larger 61% of people agree it was a penalty….
But we'll gloss over the bias and interesting spin you put on your tweet https://t.co/IVjqb7jty2