Football wouldn’t be truly complete without commentary. Although the stars out on the pitch are creating the show, the men up in the rafters, perched over a microphone help deliver the action to those who cannot make it to the ground and supplement the coverage on TV screens.
Their knowledge of the game is second to none, with some of the best able to differentiate between players at the blink of an eye and memorise names that leave the average fan’s tongue in a tight knot. However, as is the case with anybody any line of work, they have their off days… and when things go wrong it can be truly hilarious.
From bizarre turns of phrase to mistaken identity right up to standard ‘brain farts’, almost every commentator has fallen foul of the ‘gaffe’, and in the modern world such mistakes are not easily forgotten. So with that in mind here are EIGHT iconic slips from commentators and pundits, but can you name and shame them?