WENY of Elmira, New York decided the safety risk of an impending tornado was worth cutting off the end of the game as Argentina tried to come back from Mario Göetze's goal in the final minutes, but several of their viewers disagreed.
@wenytv im gonna direct this tornado right at this dork meteorologists house— JD Skidders (@dagonjr) July 13, 2014
@WENYTV you interrupted the worlds biggest sporting event to get your 5 minutes of air time. Disgusting.— Wilson (@J0SH_WILS0N) July 13, 2014
@WENYTV hey just wanted to thank you guys for pulling the most watched tv program of all time off the air.— Garrett Carr (@RealGarrettCarr) July 13, 2014
@WENYTV is this a JOKE? 6 storm warnings during a 2 hour span and then you cut off the WORLD CUP for some news watch?!?!?!— DexterSt.Jock (@AnthonyMirabell) July 13, 2014
Others defended the move and lauded the station for recognizing lives might be at risk.
Morons are actually upset that a TV station (@WENYTV ) cut away from the World Cup for a Tornado Warning. Soccer before lives, right?— Jason (@upinthisbrain) July 13, 2014
If this is the reaction to missing five minutes of scoreless soccer, what would have happened if they had cut out before the games lone goal?