I was not able to see Fox’s coverage of the UEFA Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Chelsea today. I watched it on replay on Fox Soccer.
I was told by many people on Twitter that Fox Sports did not air the traditional Champions League Anthem, choosing to use its traditional NFL on Fox theme that is now used on all sports. If I’m UEFA, I take the rights away immediately and hand them to NBC Sports. I’m kidding, but not airing the Champions League anthem is like ESPN choosing not to air the traditional Monday Night Football “Heavy Action” theme and using the Baseball Tonight theme in its place.
The Champions League Anthem is so synonymous with the event, that using another theme tune is hideous.
Since Fox did not use it, I’ll present the Champions League Anthem in its entirety to you.
And if you want a feature on how this theme came into fruition, you can take a look at this video on the 20th anniversary of the anthem which was written by British composer Tony Britten.