RTE caught offside as ‘technical error’ leaves World Cup fans frustrated at critical moment
Viewers watching the dramatic Brazil and Chile World Cup clash on RTE’s Player were left frustrated as the action from Belo Horizonte was cut-off before the penalty shoot-out because of a technical error.
The host nation edged through against Chile after the sides finished 1-1 after 90 minutes, with goalkeeper Julio Cesar the hero during the penalty shoot-out as they triumphed 3-2.
Sincere apologies for the disruption to tonight's Brazil V Chile World Cup Game - this was due to an unforeseen technical error.— RTE Player (@RTEplayer) June 28, 2014
However viewers online watching on RTE Player were unable to witness the grand finale in Brazil because of a technical error.
“Sincere apologies for the disruption to tonight's Brazil V Chile World Cup Game - this was due to an unforeseen technical error,” they tweeted from their official account.
During the extra-time, the RTE Player Twitter account became aware of the issues and offered advice for those who were experiencing streaming difficulties.
“If your #rteworldcup stream drops you may need to refresh your webpage (http://www.rte.ie/player/ie/live/10/ …) or reload your @RTEplayer app's live tab.”
Im in work and RTE player went down during ET, anyone wanna tell me how many penalties Brazil won by?— Jonathan Wallace (@JJWallace22) June 28, 2014
@rte Lads, you're some pack of jokers... RTE Player cuts off with 6 mins of extra time left in Brazil/Chile & still not back? WT friggin' F?— Andrew Murray (@The80sKids) June 28, 2014
Viewers were left bemused by the technical error which was resolved before the dramatic penalty shoot-out, with many leaving to watch the ending elsewhere.