Aug 17, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Soccer balls on the pitch before the game between the Columbus Crew and the Toronto FC at Crew Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Fox Soccer Channel goes off air in most creepy way ever with shirtless Danny DeVito (video)

With NBC Sports purchasing the rights to the Barclays Premier League, Fox Sports no longer had a need for the Fox Sports Soccer Channel.

That resulted in the network pulling the channel off the air this morning, but they did so in the most creepy way ever.

Replacing FSC would be FXX, another version (as if one wasn’t enough) of FX, a Fox owned station which shows a handful of old television shows and movies. It sometimes also doubles as the backup’s backup for sports coverage when all of their national feeds are busy, though, that’s rare.

Anyway – back on point – earlier today, Fox pulled the plug on the network which resulted in something out of a horror movie.

You know how the unsuspecting person is always eating a bowl of popcorn watching their television when the TV signal begins to flicker out and five minutes later they’re dead? Well, okay, maybe the whole dead thing didn’t happen – but the television flicker did and then Danny DeVito randomly appears on your television, as if he’s a newborn baby being birthed out of some pleather car seat.

I mean, what the hell, Fox.

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