As you can imagine, there has been plenty of reaction to Manchester United’s loss to Young Boys in the Champions League this week.
Despite being down to ten men, there’s no way United should have lost the game, and it’s caused plenty of criticism and reflection as a result.
Most of the former has been aimed at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who again finds himself the centre of attention and analysis.
Even the media in his native Norway haven’t held back, with Dagbladet explaining it’s caused something of a controversy.
They explain that station TV2 held a debate about Solskjaer’s leadership style with a segment about how he does not appear to be the ‘strongest leader’ at Manchester United.
This was all centered around images they showed with Cristiano Ronaldo on the touchline directing play and whatever else, with Solskjaer nowhere to be seen.
Except, the image wasn’t a genuine one, with it later revealed it had been ‘manipulated’ to remove the Manchester United manager from the picture.
That’s obviously not gone down well, with plenty having ‘rallied’ against TV2 over the incident and forcing the station into a humbling public apology.
There’s even been criticism from the media, with ‘press expert’ Gunnar Bodahl-Johansen labelling the whole thing as ‘dangerous’.
“Here, the picture is used in a specific context to tell something about Solskjaer. Then it is a gross and unacceptable manipulation,” he’s quoted as saying.
“The public can rarely control what journalists do. Journalistic working methods must be trusted by the public. Every time you do such things, you leave a little opening for the audience to think: Does it happen often?
“When this becomes known, it can naturally affect the credibility of TV 2. It makes people think: “Has TV 2 done this before?” Regretting this does not solve that problem.”
In their statement, TV 2 have insisted it was an innocent mistake and claimed there was no intention to ‘mislead’ anyone regarding the situation.
Whether you believe them, of course, is up to you, but it goes to show once again, to not take anything at face value, particularly when it comes to the murky world of criticising Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.