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15th Jul 2016

Sky Sports’ coverage of The Open is literally, horribly on fire

The local wildlife's terrified

Ben Kiely

Chicken Little has been taking deep sips from his tall glass of ‘I told you so’ all afternoon.

There were great balls of fire in the sky above Royal Troon during the second round of the 2016 Open Championship on Friday.

‘Great’ in the sense that it’s an unusual sight for golf, comparatively to fireballs in general, they were pretty lacklustre.

Nonetheless, Sky Sports did cut away from their coverage of the high-octane, action-packed, thrill-a-minute action to give viewers a gawk at one of their ‘innovative’ wirecams after it burst into flames without warning.

Fortunately, no one was injured by the flaming, flying machine and there were no molten pieces of technological debris hurling down towards the Earth like the climax of some sort of Y2K conspiracy theorist’s wet dream.

It was just moderately amusing.



The Open