No, TV critics rarely skimp on barbs. The focus is currently on EM reports for the various stations. And this is where ARD in particular came under the television criticism of “Bild”: “unprepared. soulless. inappropriate. submissive”, headlines German tabloids – and refers to presenter Jesse Wilmer and expert Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Especially after the 2-0 draw against England and the corresponding match in the tournament, it was decided how the ARD team would deal with it. Wilmer first gave an interview to resigned national coach Joachim Loew, which was criticized. “How do you say: it’s all right if it ends well or it’s not all right?” This was one of the questions Löw had to listen to. This makes the photo commentator plead: “Please don’t think of Wilmer and Schweeney being nominated for the championship again! It will never happen again!”
Schweini . “Professional misconduct”
Wilmer was already under fire for the aforementioned England match. Phrases like “Is Italy in the last sixteen with more than half a pizza?” cause anger. The incompatibility with her partner Schweinsteiger is also making waves. When it comes to the former national team, there is talk of “professional misconduct” and “surface expert”.
ARD as a foundation also stays away from fat. Going to the daily news immediately after the match leads to more discontent. The situation was different with the BBC, for example. The British stayed on the field for 15 minutes – and they are clearly winners, it is easier – to take pictures of emotions. No ads, no switches to the studio, no interviews.
Female goalkeeper gets the highest score in ZDF
Pure island football, unanalytical yawn among Germans. DFB just doesn’t have much to clean up after going out in EM. Now the ARD also has to talk about books.
What creates a good mood among German fans: the quarter-finals, including the Swiss against Spain on Friday at 6 pm, will be played on ZDF. There, for example, the expert Almuth Schulte gets the highest score. “Clear, realistic, funny, competent,” Bild writes of the national goalkeeper. (Leo)
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