Wednesday, 11 July 2018

So how did people manage in the days of black and white television?

From the BBC:

Sean Hargrave is a self-declared football obsessive, but when he sat down to watch the opening match of the 2018 World Cup he couldn't tell one team from the other.

He wasn't the only one struggling. Roars of frustration jumped from sitting rooms to social media as fans worldwide branded Russia v Saudi Arabia "a disgrace".

The problem? Sean, like 1 in 12 men and 1 in 200 women, is colour-blind...


View from the Solent said...

We had Ted Lowe as a snooker commentator.

ontheotherhand said...

Solutions available

I presume a certain amount could even be achieved with a coloured bit of acetate taped over glasses to make one shirt colour darker than the other.

However, solutions would mean no new minority victim story for the BBC.

Dr Evil said...

Didn't the beards and general swarthyness give the hint re the Saudi Arabians?