From the Back Pages, June 9: ITV apologise to viewers after dreadful England performance against Republic of Ireland

The television network ITV apologised to viewers for broadcasting England’s turgid 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland in a series of tweets mocking the low quality of the game in Dublin. Roy Hodgson was asked for his view on ITV’s withering verdict on the game, which ITV pundit, and Independent columnist, Paul Scholes, described as “a waste of an afternoon”. The England manager, who accepted that his team had been well below par, refused to comment. (The Independent)

Sunday, 7th June 2015, 9:53 pm
From the back pages

Lewis Hamilton cruises to Canadian Grand Prix. World champion secures fourth win of season for fourth victory in Canada as Mercedes team-mate Rosberg takes second. (The Telegraph)

Novak Djokovic done and dusted for another year by wily Stanislas Wawrinka. (The Times)

Barcelona have agreed a deal with Sevilla to sign versatile wide-man Aleix Vidal for £7.5million, plus performance related add-ons of up to £5m. (Daily Mail)

JACK WILSHERE admitted the England players will be ‘disappointed’ after a drab 0-0 draw with the Republic of Ireland. (The Express)

An “emotionally and physically drained” Mo Farah took a 6am flight back to the United States after withdrawing from the Birmingham Grand Prixon Sunday but his exit angered British fans and left the double Olympic champion out of pocket. (The Guardian)

Knight rider Sir Bradley Wiggins lifted his bike like a trophy after happy hour in the Pringle. Allez Wiggo did not just break the one-hour endurance record, one of cycling’s blue riband milestones: He absolutely smashed it. (The Mirror)

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