Tottenham Hotspur fans were angry.
British media ‘The Sun’ reported on the 15th (Korean time) that ‘Tottenham fans were outraged when Sky Sports excluded the former star from the midfield goal graphic’.
While broadcasting the 2022-2023 Premier League match between Arsenal and Brighton held on the same day, Sky Sports displayed a screen showing the most points scored by a midfielder in a season excluding penalty kicks.
The Sun said, ‘During the broadcast, a list with Martin Odegard (Arsenal) at the top flashed on the screen. The graphic claims that Odegaard is the player who scored the most goals in the Premier League as a midfielder in a single season, excluding penalties.’
‘Odegaard has scored 15 goals this season. None of the goals came from inside the penalty box. Sky Sports added that Odegard was ahead of Kevin Debrawiner (Manchester City), Paul Scholes (Manchester United), Yaya Touré (Man City) and Frank Lampard (Chelsea).
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The Sun said: ‘Oddly, two players are missing from this graphic. Star Dele Alli, who played for Tottenham, scored 18 goals in the 2016-2017 season. There was only one goal from a penalty kick. Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier also scored 25 goals in the 1993-1994 season, including six penalties.’
According to this, the first place is Tisie, and the second place is Ali. The rest of the players, including Odegaard, must go down two spaces.
The Sun said, ‘This means that both Ali and Tissier must be above Odegaard. The fans were angry,’ he said.
According to The Sun, a Tottenham supporter pointed out, “That graphic doesn’t match the intention.” Another fan gave off a nuance as if it was not the first time that he was disadvantaged, saying, “As always, it’s biased.” Others speculated that Alli and Tisier might not have been classified as midfielders because they played more like strikers that season.
The Sun intervened, saying, “There were more opinions that it was to show that Odegaard was ahead of them (Debrawinner, Scholes, Touré, Lampard) rather than Odegaard being number one.”