Thursday 18 October 2018

WATCH: Martin O'Neill looks on as Slaven Bilic fumes at ITV for showing his reaction to Croatia's win

Slaven Bilic was not happy with the decision to show his reaction to Croatia's win against Denmark
Slaven Bilic was not happy with the decision to show his reaction to Croatia's win against Denmark

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill was caught up in one of the more uncomfortable TV moments of the World Cup, after former Croatia boss Slaven Bilic vented his annoyance after his side's dramatic win against Denmark.

Bilic was not happy with ITV Sport as they broadcast his reaction to his nation's penalty shoot-out win against the Danes on Sunday night, which sealed their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

While the images did little more than highlight Bilic's delight at Croatia's thrilling win that set-up a last eight clash against hosts Russia next Saturday, the ex-West Ham boss was not happy with ITV's decision to show the football as he asked: "Why are you showing this again."

A clearly angry Bilic was then seen to be fuming as the cameras panned back to him, with his fellow pundits O'Neill and Lee Dixon not quite knowing where to look as presenter Mark Pougatch tried to justify the decision to show the clips.

This was a little awkward, but it made for great TV viewing:

Online Editors

Sport Newsletter

The best sport action straight to your inbox every morning.

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport