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American TV CUT OFF English commentator Champion in rant against Man Utd's Glazer owners

English commentator Jon Champion was CUT OFF when speaking about the Glazer family on ESPN yesterday, it has been reported.

The Daily Mail says Champion was abruptly cut off on American network ESPN on Sunday whilst talking about the Manchester United's owners amidst the protests ahead of the postponed game against Liverpool.

Champion, who still commentates for ITV at major tournaments, was in conversation with ex-USA international Taylor Twellman in the ESPN studio when he was cut off by the network whilst speaking out against the Glazers.

Twellman was giving his verdict on the protests and postponement, saying: "Here in the United States, everything we do in sports in franchised..."

At this point, Champion interrupted his colleague and stated his own view: "Don't mention that word, I hate that word. Because that has no place in our lexicon when we talk about European sports clubs.

"They're clubs with beating hearts, not franchises. You have Manchester United, one of the Super League clubs... owned by the Glazer family who are widely despised as absentee owners.

"They bought the club by loading debt onto it. They don't show any signs of care for it.

"And yet this is the thing which dominates the lives of so many of it's followers, that's why...", at which point Champion's monologue was cut off, with the broadcast switching to an advert for an MLS fixture.

ESPN have since suggested that the switch of broadcast was down to technical difficulties.

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