Thursday 8 December 2016

'That's fu**ing bullsh**' – Five other sporting gaffes made on live TV

Published 27/07/2015 | 11:56

Galway's man-of-the-match Johnny Glynn surges away from Mark Ellis during yesterday's victory against Cork STEPHEN MCCARTHY/SPORTSFILE
Galway's man-of-the-match Johnny Glynn surges away from Mark Ellis during yesterday's victory against Cork STEPHEN MCCARTHY/SPORTSFILE

Following Galway hurler Jonathan Glynn's colourful post-match interview with RTE yesterday, here are five other expletive-ridden sporting moments caught on camera.

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'He was fu**ing dreading it' – Eamon Dunphy

The RTE pundit was unaware he was on air when commenting during Brazil's victory over Mexico during the 2014 World Cup.

Host Bill O'Herlihy asked Dunphy about the effect of the level of expectation the Brazilian players were experiencing, with the pundit describing the demeanour of Neymar before he scored a penalty against Croatia in the previous outing. The outspoken pundit was unaware he was still on air when he gave his honest assessment of the star striker.

"When Neymar was shaping up to take that penalty, I thought he was f**king dreading it," he said.

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He quickly apologised for his language, adding however that it could have been "a lot worse."

'No wonder he's in the fu**ing reserves' - Harry Redknapp

The then Tottenham Hotspur was giving a pitch-side interview after training when he was hit by a stray ball by one of his own players.

Needless to say, 'Arry was not impressed.

'I don’t know who makes these f**king stupid decisions' – Robbie Keane

The Republic of Ireland captain is generally a cool customer during his interviews, rarely giving anything away or expressing emotion to the media. Which made this particular rant all the more surprising.

Ireland's record goalscroer launched a stinging attack on the MLS after the LA Galaxy were forced to play in temperatures exceeding 32 C (90 F) in their 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire last summer.

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"I don’t know who makes these f**king stupid decisions. Play a f**king game at three o’clock in the afternoon. Who wants to watch that crap? Do you? I don’t want to watch that crap," he said.

'I’ve got two All-Irelands and you've got f*** all' – Davy Fitzgerald

To be fair to the Clare manager, the audio was picked up on the sideline during his first game against his former side Waterford, a game his team lost by a two points during the 2012 Munster championship.

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RTE cameras and microphones picked up the comment that was believed to have been aimed at Waterford's Eoin Kelly.

'Fu**king hell…my arse' – Nigel Pearson

It was a season of high drama for Leciester City manager Nigel Pearson last season and his dealings with the media certainly grabbed the attention.

As well as describing one journalist an ostrich, he appeared to call another a "pri**" following a  goalless draw with Hull City.

When a reporter asked if the season was “waxing away” for the Foxes, appearing to spark a series of swear words.

“Waxing away? F****** hell, my arse,” Pearson said before getting up from his seat.

Leaving the press conference just moments after it had begun, the 51-year-old was then reportedly heard muttering "pr***".

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