Sky Sports blunder again - as they display Hearts badge next to Hibs

Sky Sports, who just over two months ago won the rights to broadcast Scottish football for five seasons from the 2020/21 campaign, have blundered again in their coverage of the game in Scotland - by displaying the Hearts badge next to the Hibs team name in their coverage of the Ladbrokes Premiership.

Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 8:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 8:39 pm
Sky Sports got their club crests mixed up when previewing the Motherwell-Hibs game. Picture: Contributed

Hearts are at home to Dundee while Hibs have travelled to face Motherwell.

Yet despite the two clubs being among the oldest in Scotland, with a rivalry dating back to the 19th century, the broadcaster managed to muddle up the two crests as they previewed the clash at Fir Park.

Disgruntled fans took to social media to lambast Sky Sports for the mistake, with one writing: “They must be on the wind-up” while another supporter added: “Surely anyone with the most basic knowledge of football knows that’s not the Hibs badge.”

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One individual said: “Nice to see you couldn’t care less about scottish football” while another joked: “Hibs supporters will be laying siege to the Sky Sports offices!”

Sky Sports have previous for blundering in their coverage of Scottish football, most recently using an image of former Hearts boss Ian Cathro to promote the Edinburgh derby on December 29 last year.

They have also mixed up the two Dundee clubs, and used an image of Clint Hill to promote an Old Firm clash when the player had already left for pastures new.