Soccer Aid fans fume as show is hit by audio problems in first five minutes

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ITV Soccer Aid fans were not happy on Saturday evening, as the sporting show was hit with numerous technical problems within the first five minutes.

As presenter Dermot O'Leary and touchline reporter Alex Scott introduced the iconic charity match at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, fans were left unable to hear what numerous commentators were saying.

Alex had approached England manager Harry Redknapp and tennis coach Judy Murray for their own thoughts on how the footie match would play out.

But Judy's voice was unable to be heard above the shouts from the stands, as it appeared her own microphone wasn't working.

It took a moment, but eventually Alex managed to offer Judy her own mic to speak into – but huge chunks of her speech were missed by fans at home.

And the problems didn't stop there, as Dermot began speaking only to be spoken over by a pre-recorded Soccer Aid message.

It left fans at home fuming at the "chaotic" start to the show.

Quickly taking to Twitter, one wrote: "So disorganised! Get people mic'd up!", as another echoed: "Sack the boom guy ffs!"

Someone else was clearly enjoying the chaos, as they penned: "#SoccerAid coverage is already looking chaotic and I love it!"

"Full marks to the sound engineer!" another added sarcastically, while a fifth fan said: "Judy Murray has been muted!"

While another social media user wrote: "Give them a mic ffs!"

But fans were soon getting into the swing of things and focusing on the true purpose of the event – to raise essential funds for UNICEF, and for celebs and sportsmen to come together for a unified cause.

Plenty were also desperate to figure out the identity of the 'Masked Winger' – someone in a whistle costume based off hit game show The Masked Singer.

Many reckoned it could be iconic football hero David Beckham, while others opted for singing superstar Robbie Williams.

Others were sure Shane Ritchie was behind the mask.

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