Sunday 25 September 2016

Video: High-pitched prankster impersonates Shay Given and appears on Sky Sports News

Published 28/03/2016 | 08:00

Shay Given was NOT on Sky Sports last night
Shay Given was NOT on Sky Sports last night

Republic of Ireland international Shay Given is a regular contributor on Sky Sports... so you'd think they would recognise his voice.

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The Sky Sports News team was discussing the injury suffered by England's Jack Butland in the 3-2 victory over Germany on Saturday, a misfortune that will see Given receive some much-needed game time at Stoke ahead of the Euros, when 'Shay' called in to give his tuppence on his team mate.

The serious subject of Butland fracturing his ankle and probably missing out on the finals himself was somewhat overshadowed by the fact that the presenter wasn't talking to the Donegal native but a fake.

The accent and the pitch of his voice of the interviewee made it clear it wasn't Ireland's second most-capped player.

They quickly pulled the plug on the interviewbut the faux-pas was very apparent. Watch below:

Given did tweet his support for Butland later in the evening and we are 99.99pc sure it was him.

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