‘Live’ draw semi-finals Croky Cup did not happen live at all: results were already known before noon

Bizarre communication from the Pro League. Fans could follow the draw for the semi-finals of the Croky Cup on Friday afternoon at noon via a ‘live stream’, but the results were already circulating before noon. In reality, the draw took place on Friday morning.

Jonas Withouck, Diederik Geypen

As with the draw for the quarter finals, the Pro League launched a ‘stream’ via YouTube. The fans could then find out from 12:00 which posters would come out. Union came out of the drum first and meets Antwerp, Zulte Waregem takes on KV Mechelen.

Those posters were already circulating before noon. The clubs were not officially informed by the Pro League, but some clubs had already learned who they would face before the ‘live stream’ started. And that would have been the case in the quarterfinals as well.

Pro League confirms

The Pro League sells the draw as a live stream, but that turns out not to be the case. To be clear: a draw does not have to be broadcast live either. And the Pro League emphasizes that everything is of course done officially, with observers from the football association and other authorities who ensure that everything is fair.

Why the draw is not really broadcast live? To be able to assemble the film with the intermediate parts – in which, among other things, images of competitions are shown – so that everything looks professional.

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