Adrian Chiles voted most gaffe-prone football pundit
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 April 2014
Sports presenter Adrian Chiles features twice in the top ten of a new poll to find the most embarrassing slip-ups of this football season
Adrian Chiles has been voted the most gaffe-prone TV football pundit.
The TV sports presenter features twice in the list of top ten most embarrassing slip-ups of this season - ahead of Chris Kamara, David Pleat, Jamie Redknapp, and Robbie Savage - thanks to his cringe-inducing one-liners.
The star ranked at number four on the list compiled by Oulala.com, the world's most evolved free fantasy football game, after he quipped, "I'm trying to get some building work done at the moment, quite seriously. Be careful", while talking about the perils of upsetting Polish football fans.
He also polled at number six due to him promising anyone who was still watching Fulham's FA Cup Replay with Sheffield United £5, joking, "If you're still watching, write in and we'll send you a fiver each". Unsurprisingly, a lot of viewers took him up on the offer.
Matt Le Tissier was crowned the worst of all with his bizarre prediction of, "Who'll win the league? It's a coin toss between three of them".
Meanwhile, the late David Coleman, infamous for his "If that had gone in, it would have been a goal" one-liner, was given the title of worst gaffe of all time.
Benjamin Carlotti, Managing Director of Oulala.com, commented: "Part of the beauty of football is that human error still plays a huge role and that goes for commentators and pundits as well as the players.
"A good football verbal clanger never fails to make you smile, so we wanted to celebrate some of this season's biggest slipups and find out who is the king of the gaffes.
"Adrian Chiles might seem to know a lot about football but he also has an amazing way with words".
Oulala.com - who polled 1,500 British football fans for the survey - is the world's most advanced fantasy football game is designed to be as close to football reality as possible offering players the chance to create and manage a virtual team.
The top 10 most embarrassing football pundit gaffes from this season are revealed as:
1. "Who'll win the league? It's a coin toss between three of them" - Matt Le Tissier (23 per cent)
2. "If that happens anywhere else on the pitch, it's a stonewall penalty" - Chris Kamara (21 per cent)
3. "In the last year, 46 of the 92 managers have lost their jobs - that's over half" - David Pleat (20 per cent)
4. "I'm trying to get some building work done at the moment, quite seriously. Be careful." Adrian Chiles talking about the perils of upsetting Polish football fans (19 per cent)
5. "You need to take off your rose-scented glasses" - Robbie Savage (18 per cent)
6. "If you're still watching, write in and we'll send you a fiver each" - Adrian Chiles at it again, this time promising anyone who was still watching Fulham's FA Cup Replay with Sheffield United a fiver. Unsurprisingly plenty of people took him up on the offer (18 per cent)
7. "Sandro's holding his face. You can tell from that it's a knee injury." - Dion Dublin (17 per cent)
8. "For me, Loic Remy is the key to this goal" - Jamie Redknapp talking about a goal scored by Loic Remy (16 per cent)
9. "David Moyes was just staring at me with his eyes. Literally" - Tony Cascarino (15 per cent)
10. "Arsenal literally finished the game after 15 minutes" - Ian Wright (14 per cent)
The top 10 most embarrassing footballing gaffes of all time:
1. "If that had gone in, it would have been a goal." - David Coleman (32 per cent)
2. "I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat" - Ron Atkinson (31 per cent)
3. "For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are playing in yellow" - John Motson (26 per cent)
4. "My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about seven" - David Beckham (20 per cent)
5. "Germany are a very difficult team to play. They had 11 internationals out there today" - Steve Lomas (19 per cent)
6. "They're the second best team in the world, and there's no higher praise than that" - Kevin Keegan (19 per cent)
7. "Marseille needed to score first, and that never looked likely once Liverpool had taken the lead" - David Pleat (18 per cent)
8. "If we played like this every week, we wouldn't be so inconsistent" - Bryan Robson (18 per cent)
9. "If history is going to repeat itself I should think we can expect the same thing again." - Terry Venables (17 per cent)
10. "I was saying the other day, how often the most vulnerable area for goalies is between their legs..." - Andy Gray (13 per cent)