Thursday 14 December 2017

Scholes: I don't think Robbie Savage is a knobhead but I have called him worse down the years

Paul Scholes on BT Sport
Paul Scholes on BT Sport

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Paul Scholes has admitted he has called Robbie Savage worse things than a "knobhead" down the years.

Scholes became an internet hero this week after he was caught calling Robbie Savage a "kn**head" under his breath on BT Sport.

"I realise that my inadvertent remark on BT Sport that was picked up by the cameras has caused a fair bit of amusement," said Scholes in his column in today's Independent.

Read more: Vine: Robbie Savage reacts after Paul Scholes calls him a 'k**bhead' live on BT Sport

Read Scholes' full column here: United's football is miserable under Louis van Gaal

"I have to be clear about one thing, the "knobhead" comment was something of a reflex that came out because I must have been so relaxed on the Fletch and Sav sofa. In reality, I did not even realise I had said it until the presenter, Darren Fletcher, apologised on air a few minutes later.

"So let me clarify: I don't think Robbie Savage is a knobhead! We have known each other since we were kids and I enjoy being on the show with him. I am sure we said much worse to each other in those Manchester United youth teams. Anyway, it was after the 9pm watershed, right?"

Watch Scholes call Savage a knobhead here: 

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