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17 Jan 2022

Carlisle blunder at centre of poor standard coverage

ITV Sport's Clarke Carlisle
Former mediocre defender Clarke Carlisle is on ‘expert analysis’ duty for ITV. So expert is his analysis that it nearly broke Twitter during the Switzerland-Ecuador game.

Former mediocre defender Clarke Carlisle is on ‘expert analysis’ duty for ITV. So expert is his analysis that it nearly broke Twitter during the Switzerland-Ecuador game.

“This Ecuador team are so good Jackson Martinez can’t even get in the side,” he said, or words to that effect.

That’s Jackson Martinez who plays for Colombia.

Within seconds “Did Clarke Carlisle” and “Jackson Martinez is Colombian” were trending topics in the UK.

His gaffe comes after Phil Neville made his debut for BBC in the England-Italy game. So thrilling was his insight that #monotone quickly became a trending topic.

Jonathan Pearce made the biggest mistake of all during the France-Honduras game – vociferously proclaiming the ball had not crossed the line when it so obviously had.

These people get paid to be there, think of that.

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