FOOTBALL fans rejoiced on social media after BT Sport co-commentator Steve McManaman missed the start of the clash between Wolves and Crystal Palace.
The 48-year-old arrived to Molineux 10 minutes late on Monday night after being stuck in traffic on the M6, with Darren Fletcher left to report on the match alone.
Steve McManaman left his BT Sport co-commentator alone in the gantry for the opening 10 minutes of Wolves’ clash against Crystal Palace
McManaman ended up running to his seat in the gantry as he joked about being breathless by the time he was able to speak on the game.
He didn’t miss much though as the opening goal of the game didn’t occur until the 41st minute when Daniel Podence broke the deadlock for the home side.
And Jonny then doubled the lead for Wolves midway through the second half to lift Nuno Espirito Santo’s men up to sixth spot in the Premier League.
But it was McManaman’s early absence that was the talk of Twitter, with users left delighted by his absence.
One fan tweeted: “Yay! Steve McManaman is stuck in traffic so late for the game!!.”
Another supported quipped: “Can it be arranged for McManaman to be approx 2 hours late for EVERY match.”
A third added: “Steve McManaman is late? He’s literally had all day to drive there.”
Meanwhile one begged: “Steve McManaman “stuck in traffic” and late for commentary duties for the Wolves vs Crystal Palace game. Just hoping this is a sacking offence. Please.”
One then joked: “Steve McManaman running late stuck in traffic… I didn’t believe in god before this moment.”
Another simply stated: “Gutted Steve McManaman was only 10 minutes late.”
By: Jake Lambourne
Title: Steve McManaman misses 10 minutes of Wolves vs Crystal Palace clash after BT Sport co-commentator was stuck in traffic
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Published Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 10:03:51 +0000