BBC's Gabby Logan 'shocked' that replays shown of horror Barnabas Varga injury

-Credit: (Image: BBC Sport)
-Credit: (Image: BBC Sport)


Gabby Logan has been left 'shocked' after the BBC aired replays of a sickening incident that left a Hungarian player seriously injured during their Euro 2024 win over Scotland.

The crucial Group A match was halted towards the end of the second half after forward Barnabas Varga collided with Scottish goalkeeper Angus Gunn and hit the ground, seemingly knocked out cold.

There was a lengthy stoppage as Varga was immediately put into the recovery position by his team-mates, with medical staff entering the field and putting up sheet barriers around him to shield him from view while they treated him.

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Captain Dominic Szoboszlai was said to be in tears as medics treated his team-mate. Varga was then carried off on a stretcher, still shielded from view, before being rushed to hospital.

Given the obvious seriousness of Varga's injury, viewers at home were left shocked when replays of the incident were shown with the player clearly in a bad condition.

At the full-time whistle, Logan, who was fronting the BBC's coverage, admitted she and her colleagues were also "shocked" to see the replays aired, as she explained why it had happened, before giving an update on Varga's condition

"We were as shocked as you when they replayed that incident," she told viewers. "There are protocols around this sort of thing after what happened to Christian Eriksen three years ago and we were very surprised that UEFA chose to play in that replay, which is why we cut away immediately to a wide angle as soon as we could."

Minutes later, she added that a statement from the Hungarian FA confirmed that Varga was "in a stable condition and is conscious in a Stuttgart hospital" as she hailed it as "fantastic news" and "very, very positive".

Following Varga's injury, 10 minutes were added on to the end of the second half and Hungary scored the winner in the 99th minute through Kevin Csoboth, as Scotland were knocked out. The Hungarian players celebrated their win by holding up Varga's shirt at the full-time whistle.