On Sunday night the same two were commentating, and I was, unfortunately, disgusted with the pair of them. They should have spoken about what was going on honestly, instead of glossing over it as an 'electric' atmosphere. Honestly, it takes a lot for me to be cross with Petch, but I am, very.
I feel the same way.I normally really enjoy Petchey's commentary-he's interesting,knows what he's talking about,and genuinely likes Andy (when you consider some of the rubbish that we have to listen to,it makes a nice change!).But I was gobsmacked by the complete silence on the subject of the fans,by him and the others.
At first,when the entrance cheers for Smugfed were so clearly louder than for Andy,and the commentators were saying it was 50-50,I thought they were being kind to Andy.That they were just trying to look at things positively.But when all the nastiness and nonsense started I was genuinely stunned by the lack of any acknowledgement at all of what was happening-what they were clearly witnessing and listening to,just as clearly as us,even better in fact,since they were there!
When I woke up the next morning,I thought maybe I,as a fan of Andy,had just gotten upset on his behalf,that maybe I had made it seem worse in my head than it actually was.But when I saw all the articles,and online comments from journalists,photographer etc at the match,who were dismayed and horrified by what had gone on,I knew my initial feelings were right.That something should've been said,that it should've been acknowledged how badly Andy was being treated,and how much more he had deserved.
And I have to admit to feeling a little more upset with Petch than I am with the others.Maybe that's stupid,I don't know.But there it is.His commentary is the main reason I pick Sky streams to watch on when I can,rather than others,because I do genuinely enjoy his commentary most of the time.But out of all of them,he knows Andy far better than the rest.He used to work with him!He knows him as a person,and if nobody else was going to say anything,I feel that he should've.