FOX begins Copa América coverage with delayed audio as Argentina defeat Canada 2-0

The Copa América kicked off with Argentina defeating Canada 2-0 on Thursday, however a FOX audio delay frustrated fans who tuned into FS1.

For the entire first half of the opening match commentators John Strong and Stu Holden were on a roughly two second delay. 

FOX has had audio issues in the past, but thankfully this time at least the audio was behind rather than two seconds ahead. There’s nothing worse than the commentators spoiling what you’re about to see.

Here were some examples of what the audio delay looked like in the highlights during the first half.

FOX audio delay

Fans voiced their displeasure with FOX on social media.

Credit does need to go to whoever fixed the issue at halftime as the second 45 minutes went forward with no issues.

The defending world champions didn’t have the smoothest start to their Copa América campaign with uncharacteristic misses from Lionel Messi and several big chances wasted. 

Argentina won’t care though as it’s best to get the mistakes out of their system now. After failing to find the net in the first half the South American giants struck in the 49th minute through Julian Alvarez.

The floodgates should’ve opened after that however several chances went begging for the favorites.

Canada had their chances to get on the board too but failed to take advantage of their looks at Argentina’s goal.

Messi assisted Argentina’s final goal for his 18th Copa América assist. He leads the tournament in all-time assists. He slipped a perfect ball through to Lautaro Martinez who finished coolly to put the game to bed.

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