‘Your reaction to the win?’ ‘We lost’: Hilarious moment Sky journalist asks WELSH fan about World Cup ‘victory’ following 2-0 defeat to Iran… before second supporter says it was ‘sh*t’
- Reporter asks for fans’ reactions as they’re leaving stadium following defeat
- Explicit one-word verdict of Wales’ loss left reporter apologising to camera
- Dismayed-looking fans seemed in rush to get away from stadium after loss
A Wales fan gave a frank yet explicit one-word verdict of the team’s World Cup defeat to Iran today to a reporter broadcasting live on Sky News, after the journalist had asked another fan what he thought of ‘the win’.
In the segment broadcast outside the Ahmad Bin Ali stadium, reporter Alistair Bunkall approaches a group of dismayed Wales fans as they hurriedly leave the grounds following the team’s 2-0 defeat to Iran.
Placing his hand on a supporter’s shoulder as he passes, Bunkall asks: ‘Guys, sorry, you’re live on Sky News. Do you have any reaction to the win?’
As the fan continues to walk without stopping for Bunkall, he looks at the reporter in the face and says: ‘We lost.’
‘We lost,’ Wales fan tells Sky News reporter Alistair Bunkall after he asks him what he thinks about ‘the win’ on November 25, 2022
‘Er, sh*t,’ a second fan replies when asked his views on Wales’ 2-0 defeat on November 25, 2022
Sky News reporter Alistair Bunkall raises his hand and looks into the camera to apologise for a Wales fan’s explicit one-word review of team’s loss
Realising his mistake, Bunkall replies: ‘Sorry, reaction to the loss. Apologies.’
The fan ignores Bunkall and walks away, before the reporter attempts to question another fan behind him who appears to be part of the same group.
‘Reaction to the loss?’ he asks.
‘Er, sh*t,’ the second fan says as he continues to walk away, seemingly eager to get away from the reporter.
Bunkall then looks into the camera and raises his hand, saying: ‘Apologies for the language.’
Wales’ World Cup dream came crashing down earlier today after two injury time goals from Iran condemned them to the 2-0 defeat, in a match full of drama on and off the pitch.
Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey was sent of for a reckless challenge as he tried to intercept a long ball and ended up kicking an Iranian player in the face.
Wales’ Wayne Hennessey fouls Iran’s Mehdi Taremion November 25, 2022 at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Wayne Hennessey of Wales is shown a red card by referee Mario Alberto Escobar Toca during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group B match between Wales and IR Iran at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on November 25, 2022
Hennessey’s red card makes him the first player to be sent off at the 2022 tournament, and the third goalkeeper in World Cup history to be dismissed.
Iran had earlier struck both posts within seconds of each other before deservedly taking all three points.
Wales were lucky not to be behind after struggling in the first half against Iran and had a goal against them disallowed for offside.
Shortly after half-time it was hearts in mouth again for Wales as Iran struck both posts within seconds of each other.
Iran’s Sardar Azmoun smacked one post from close range, before Ali Gholizadeh curled an effort from outside the box against the other.
The Wales boss hauled Aaron Ramsey off the pitch and replaced him with back-up stopper Danny Ward, and will be left with a selection headache for their final Group B clash against England.
Ahead of the 2-0 victory, an Iranian football fan was pictured in floods of tears as his country’s national anthem was booed and jeered in the stadium.
Iran players line up during their national anthem before their match against Wales on November 25, 2022
An Iranian football fan is pictured in floods of tears on November 25, 2022 as his country’s national anthem is booed and jeered in Qatar’s Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium
Much attention was being paid to the Iranian anthem ahead of today’s match against Wales, after the players refused to sing it on Monday before their clash with England, apparently in support of the current women’s rights protests in Iran.
Today, the players gave a muted rendition of Iran’s anthem after they were threatened with retribution for ‘insulting’ the country on Monday, but fans in the stadium made their feelings clear about the Tehran regime by jeering the song.
Wales’ defeat to Iran will have come as a massive blow to Wales supporters, as this was the team’s first time to have taken part in the World Cup in 64 years.
Schools in Wales were even given permission to suspend lessons to allow pupils to watch the historic game against Iran.