BBC relegates World Cup opening ceremony to online coverage

Pundits on the main broadcast talked about human rights instead of airing the inclusivity-themed ceremony.

The United Kingdom’s public service broadcaster has been criticised for choosing not to air the Qatar World Cup 2022 opening ceremony on its main coverage programme.

The BBC relegated coverage of the opening ceremony on Sunday to its second-tier streams, including its “red button” service, its online iPlayer app and its sports website.