Setanta Sports commentator Jon Champion to live tweet FA Cup Final as he commentates

Posted by - May 28, 2009 - FA Cup

Sounds like a recipe for disaster

Setanta Sports’ football coverage has not won too many plaudits thus far, so their decision to bring in the world’s first “CommenTweeter” can be considered a bold/stupid move. Ex-ITV commentator Jon Champion will be live tweeting Saturday’s FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Everton at the same time as his TV commentary of the match!

Champion said: “As a commentator, you want to communicate with people in a way that helps them enjoy the game as much as possible. If becoming a ‘commentweeter’ is going to help do that, then I think this is a great idea.

“This will be the first time I’ve ever commentated on a game in two ways at the same time but I’m looking forward to it.”

I’m pretty sure it is the first time anyone has commentated on a game in two ways, mainly because commentating in one way requires full attention. Should be interesting whether it works or not.

You can follow Jon Champion’s tweets @CommenTweeter (and don’t forget @offthepost while you are at it).

  • Chrissy Marie Rockwell

    hahah he added me back. not a good idea!

  • Mohamed S.

    Silly idea.