Anti-World Cup protesters ‘throw stones’ at ITV commentary studio on Copabana Beach

Anti-World Cup protesters appeared to hurl stones at the ITV

commentary studio on Copacabana Beach tonight.

The stones left dents in the glass that looked like bullet holes.

Host Adrian Chiles and pundits Fabio Cannavaro, Patrick Viera and Lee

Dixon calmly carried on with their commentary.

ITV's online viewing service was also hit by problems during the

opening match of the World Cup.

Football fans complained that ITV Player went down during the game.

Responding to a barrage of criticism on Twitter, the service said on

its feed: "We're seeing unprecedented numbers of users during the


"We apologise for any inconvenience, we're working hard to resume

normal service."

Several users vented their frustration on the microblogging site.

Andrew Smith wrote: "Is everyone else's ITV Player down too? Get it sorted!"

Chris O'Callaghan said: "ITV player, why have you betrayed me?!"

And Neil Crossley told the Mirror: "ITV are an embarrassment to the UK."

An ITV spokeswoman said: "Due to unprecedented numbers of users during

this game we are currently experiencing some technical problems with

our live coverage via ITV Player on PC/Mac.

"We are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and apologise

for any inconvenience caused."


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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