World Cup: Viewers Upset After TV Station Interrupts Game to Cover Tornado Warning

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A New York station's interruption cut into the final six minutes of Sunday's game.

Some World Cup fans in areas of New York and Pennsylvania were irate at a local TV station Sunday for cutting into the last few minutes of the World Cup final to cover a tornado warning.

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WENY-TV, an ABC affiliate that reaches southern upstate New York and northern Pennsylvania, interrupted broadcast of the game at the 114-minute mark, when the match was in extra time and Germany was leading 1-0 over Argentina. (That also ended up as the final score.)

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According to Deadspin, the interruption lasted through the final six minutes of the game. Many viewers hit Twitter to complain:

Still, WENY did have its defenders, who argued that viewers were over-reacting:

Still others made light of the situation:

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to WENY for comment.