Robbie Savage's ecstatic commentary during Wales' win over Belgium wasn't to everyone's taste
Published 02/07/2016 | 09:52
While Wales were winning in style against Belgium on Friday, Robbie Savage was losing it in the commentary box.
"Go and wake your kids up! Something special is happening here tonight!"" the commentator screamed at BBC One viewers after Sam Vokes headed the team's third goal in the closing minutes.
His unbridled delight over the 3-1 victory split opinion on social media - where people were also debating about whether he turned the airwaves blue or not.
In going on to describe that final goal, the excitable Welshman appeared to say "he tw--- it into the corner of the net". Some, however, gave him the benefit of the doubt , suggesting he actually said "plants" or "planks".
Twitter erupted, with many likening his passion to the Icelandic commentator Gudmundur Benediktsson who has become an internet sensation during the Euros for his hyperbolic reactions.
"Robbie Savage commentary going a bit Icelandic," Rob Smith commented on Twitter. Another, James Jamieson, said: "I usually don't like Robbie savage..... But I thought his commentary was first rate, couldn't hide the pride 8/10.
Ben Mosses heaped praise on the former footballer. "Absolute scenes.. Robbie savage losing all control in commentary - magical stuff."
Others were less impressed.
Kevin Palmer tweeted: "Delighted for Wales. Wonderful achievement. Even if it means we have to put up with intolerable commentary from Robbie Savage!"
Sid added: "Robbie Savage said its been a great game for the neutral, obviously not considering those neutrals have had to listen to his commentary."
"Robbie Savage shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a commentary box," Liam Thorn said.
Savage also expressed his delight on Twitter by using as many superlatives and emojis as the character limit would allow. However, by Saturday morning Savage appeared to have been brought back down to earth by problems on his homeward journey ...
"Go and wake your kids up...!" wails Robbie Savage. That's a great bit of commentary.— Amy Lawrence (@amylawrence71) July 1, 2016
Robbie Savage is going to need a new pair of undies— Andy Castell (@AJ3) July 1, 2016
Little known facts: The USA introduced waterboarding torture to war prisoners because playing Robbie Savage commentary was too inhumain.— Rob Summerfield (@RobSummerfield1) July 1, 2016
I wonder how many people are drinking a bottle of whiskey to drown out Robbie Savage commentary.— Jasmin (@CCroft21) July 1, 2016
I cannot believe it amazing fantastic outstanding incredible and a team Wales semi finals xx— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) July 1, 2016
, @easyJet staff unhelpful , no communication , terrible terrible service !— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) July 2, 2016