BBC forced to issue apology with Gabby Logan 'shocked' after Hungary knock Scotland out of Euro 2024

BBC Gabby Logan Hungary Scotland Euro 2024

Gabby Logan has apologised after the BBC showed replays for a sickening collision during Hungary's 1-0 win over Scotland at Euro 2024 on Sunday night

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 24/06/2024

- 07:17

Updated: 24/06/2024

- 10:50

Steve Clarke's side lost 1-0 on Sunday night with Kevin Csoboth netting the only goal of the game

The BBC have been forced to apologise after showing a replay of the incident that saw Barnabas Varga stretchered out of Hungary's 1-0 win over Scotland at Euro 2024 on Sunday night.

The 29-year-old was forced out of the clash after colliding with Angus Gunn, who was attempting to claim the ball.

Varga spent several minutes down on the turf receiving treatment, with Hungary players visibly distressed.

They formed a protective barrier around their team-mate, who was then stretchered off by medics with a huge sheet erected to maintain his privacy.

BBC Gabby Logan Hungary Scotland Euro 2024

The BBC have been forced to apologise after showing a replay of the incident that saw Barnabas Varga stretchered out of Hungary's 1-0 win over Scotland at Euro 2024 on Sunday night


The BBC showed a replay of the incident, with Varga reportedly in a 'stable' condition and 'conscious'.

The broadcaster, as well as ITV, uses UEFA's global feed when showing games from the tournament - meaning they can't necessarily control what fans are exposed to.

After the incident was replaced, UK TV screens cut away to a wide angle shot as Varga received treatment.

And Logan has now apologised and revealed she was 'shocked' after UEFA opted to stream the footage to millions around the world.

"We were as shocked as you when they replayed that incident," she said.

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"There are protocols around this kind of thing after Christian Eriksen three years ago and we were very surprised that Uefa decided to show that replay, which is why we cut away immediately to a wide angle as soon as we could."

Hungary coach Marco Rossi has said Varga won't play another minute at Euro 2024.

They were within seconds of going out of the competition prior to Kevin Csoboth's late winner but are now all but through to the knockout stages.

Rossi said: "Barnabas Varga's life is not in danger.

"He will undergo an operation after fracture in his face and he won't be available for the rest of Euro 2024."

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While it was a huge night for Hungary, it was a devastating evening for Scotland.

They performed well during the clash but, ultimately, paid the price for a lack of cutting edge.

And Scotland defender Scott McKenna, speaking to the BBC, admitted the mood in the dressing room was flat after they were sent crashing out of the competition.

"We're massively disappointed. I don't have a way to describe the feeling in the changing room," he said.

"We came here wanting to win the game and try and do something no Scotland team has done before but it wasn't to be.


Hungary Varga

Hungary star Barnabas Varga suffered a head injury in his side's 1-0 win over Scotland at Euro 2024


"It's a fantastic squad to be part of. It's been a brilliant experience but just a bit of frustration we couldn't take it a step further.

"Not just the fans in the stadium, thousands who have been outside the stadium, even the ones that didn't get to Germany. They've all been backing us massively.

"We hope they enjoyed it, we're just disappointed we couldn't take it one step further for them.

"It will take a few weeks, maybe even months, to process but it's a group of players that can pick ourselves up and hopefully qualify for more tournaments in the future."

Anthony Ralston added: "I'm absolutely gutted.

Kevin Csoboth

Kevin Csoboth scored a dramatic late winner for Hungary against Scotland in their Euro 2024 clash


"Proud of this group of the players and the management staff. We put our all into this tournament.

"It's going to be something we look back on and can be proud of. We obviously didn't quite get there and it's tough to take but we'll pick ourselves back up.

"I would just like to say to every supporter that made the trip out, to everybody that watched back at home, that supported us all the way, family and friends, we're gutted for you.

"We're so thankful, it really did help us and we really wish we could've done it for you."

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