The English Football League has been left embarrassed by yet another disaster in the Carabao Cup draw.
The most recent error came from a “minor technical glitch”, delaying the draw that was due to be screened live on Twitter by two hours. Since the glaring error the EFL has received an apology from Twitter UK, who took ownership of their fault.
“We’re sorry for the issues that led to the delay of the fifth round draw. We would also like to apologise to the thousands of supporters who had been patiently awaiting news on who their teams would be playing”.
The EFL themselves have also apologised to fans and viewers, as well as the sponsor Carabao also releasing this on their twitter “The EFL and Twitter would like to apologise for the delay in the #CarabaoCup live stream. Normal service to be resumed within the hour”.
This is the latest in a series of slip-ups and basic blunders since the tournament began at the start of the season. The first round draw began with Charlton Athletic being pulled out of the bag twice.
There was yet more confusion in the second round draw, with a mix-up leading to confusion for presenter John Solanko, who was consequently unsure of who was playing home or away.
And the third round draw was staged in the early hours of the morning UK time in order to benefit the Far East market.
More questions were raised from fans and twitter users when the Carabao Cup’s social media page released a ‘pre-released video’ of the fixtures.