In recent years, there has been a trend among football commentators in Saudi Arabia to focus on creating suspense and excitement rather than providing insightful analysis and knowledge of the game. While this approach may make for a more entertaining broadcast, it is off-putting because the focus of the viewer is not drawn to the game but on descriptions that are unimportant or do not benefit he viewers.
I believe that one of the main problems with sensationalist commentating, beside that is annoying, is that it can perpetuate inaccuracies and misconceptions about the game because the commentator is giving his personal opinion and not providing the necessary analysis.
Most of the times, commentators focus solely on creating excitement that keeps them from providing accurate analysis on the game because they can’t understand the tactics and strategies of the game.
Another drawback with sensationalist commentating is that it can distract from the actual on-field action. By focusing too much on generating excitement, commentators can detract from the game itself, making it more difficult for viewers to understand what is happening on the field. For any football junkie that provides a less enjoyable viewing experience and downgrades the quality of the broadcast.
For decades, football has been the most popular sport in Saudi Arabia with fans all over the country. I am proud that Saudi Arabia now has competitive female football team that is competing in world events.
Furthermore, the development of sport has shown progression in Saudi society by people becoming more engaged with the world of sports by practicing and building knowledge.
While suspense and excitement can be an effective way to engage audiences, it is important for commentators to strike a balance between entertainment and knowledge. The animated style of Saudi commentary does not aid viewers on developing their knowledge and analytical skills.