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BT Sport forced to edit out Steve McManaman’s comment after Real Madrid goal, with it trending

BT Sport were forced to edit out Steve McManaman’s comment after Real Madrid goal, with it trending all over Twitter on Tuesday night.

Steve McManaman confused sport fans by saying Rodrygo’s second goal “was made in South Africa”, during Real Madrid’s 2-0 win (4-0 aggregate) over Chelsea on Wednesday.

Rodrygo, 22, opened the scoring on the 57th minute as he completed a ruthless attack. He then added his second goal late in the game.

Real Madrid completed a brilliant two-leg performance by advancing to the semi-finals where they will play either Man City or Bayern Munich.

McManaman’s analysis of the La Liga side’s second goal was an odd one. Federico Valverde, the Uruguayan star, squirmed through the Chelsea defence before passing the ball to Rodrygo who finished it into an empty goal.

McManaman who was co-commentating for BT Sport said that the goal “was made in South Africa” as he began to describe the goal.

Valverde is in fact from Uruguay and South America, with Brazil’s Rodrygo coming from the same continent. Vinicius Jr was also involved in the beginning of the move and was also born in Brazil.

While McManaman’s comment baffled and amused those at home, BT Sport, on the other hand, even removed their video from social media…

The Blues were already facing a tough battle on Tuesday after losing 2-0 to Madrid last week thanks to the goals of Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio.

Rodrygo scored both goals for Los Blancos in the second half of the match on Tuesday.

Ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he does not “recognise the club” as a poor season continued with defeat by Real Madrid in the Champions League.

“It is not the same club any more,” Drogba told Canal+.

“I don’t recognise my club. There is a new owner and a new vision.”

“A dressing room with 30 players is difficult to manage for the coach, whoever he is,” added Drogba.

“We try to compare with what was done under the Abramovich era, where there were many acquisitions of players, but the choices were very intelligent.

“Bringing in players like Petr Cech, Andriy Shevchenko, Hernan Crespo, Michael Essien, Didier Drogba, Florent Malouda, and I go on. It was to win titles and they are players who already have some experience. Here the strategy is different, they bet on young players.

“I think they certainly lack charismatic players and leaders. It needs players who take responsibility.”

Former Chelsea midfielder Gus Poyet told BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast: “Under Abramovich, 90% of the players coming in needed to perform straight away. And if you don’t, you are out.

“Now there is a group of players who arrived in January, except perhaps Enzo [Fernandez] and Joao Felix, that look like they are more for the future.

“The future is what, next year? Two years? Chelsea fans are not used to waiting.”

Speaking prior to Tuesday’s match against Real, Frank Lampard dismissed suggestions the club is “broken”, though he admitted they are “not where we want to be”.

Speaking after the game, he added: “There are probably reasons for the transition. We can’t be too short-term with it.

“People will make a lot out of this season for Chelsea because we’ve had so much success. The reality is that this club is going to be back.”

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Lucy Oliva, of BBC Radio London, said: “With Chelsea’s faint Champions League dreams dashed on Wednesday, it now feels like damage limitation could be the main objective for the rest of this chastening campaign.

“There are seven games still to play in the Premier League before the club, players and fans can take stock, and it is difficult to see how Frank Lampard will be able to pick his squad up and prevent their already record-breakingly bad form spiralling even further.

“A free weekend offers respite from the recent misery, but by the next time Chelsea play – against Brentford at Stamford Bridge on 26 April – they could be level on points with Crystal Palace – the same Crystal Palace who up until three weeks ago were at serious risk of relegation.

“The Blues might even be only nine points above the bottom three if Nottingham Forest could pull off a shock at Liverpool this weekend.

“Some may talk about being dragged into a relegation battle in jest, but with Arsenal, Manchester City and Newcastle all still to face – plus Bournemouth and Forest, who are both fighting for their top-flight status – the current doom and gloom suggests it is difficult to see where Chelsea will pick up their next point.

“Currently on 39 points, they have got to find another 11 from somewhere if they are to match their lowest Premier League return of 50, set in the 1995-96 and 2015-16 seasons.

“There’s just 39 days to wait until they can call time on the 2022-23 season, but then the real fun begins.

“It feels like they are entering the abyss this summer – and who knows who, or what, will come out the other side of this latest tumultuous chapter in the history of Chelsea Football Club.”

This is what Twitter users said as BT Sport are forced to edit out Steve McManaman’s comment after Real Madrid goal, with it trending…

@JoshSB91: “Made in South Africa.” 🥴🥴

@Jack_Webb95: Probably the worst co com out there. The pair of them banging on like Chelsea are winning this 10-0

@ggefc_gary: He did 🤦🏻🤣 he said made in south africa valverde Uruguayan 🤣🤣

@Mcgaky82: Had to rewind to make sure I heard it right 😂😂😂🙈

@Andymb28: By far the worst co commentator out there and we’ve got him for the final 🤦‍♂️

@LiamYID86: Think how much BT are paying him for his ‘expertise’ tonight too. Baffling.

@ScottyMcMillany: He’s awful! BT do so much right with their football coverage, but they really need to get rid of him!

@MoreTimeSteve: He don’t have a fucking clue 😂

@craiigdee: Thought he did.. what a clown man hahahaha

@GeorgeMarkham8: Truly sensational, commentary at it’s finest

@DannyTarr: He said something last night when they where talking about the score line in the other game “an Italian team beating an Italian team, there’s a surprise” 🧐 I was like “how is that a surprise” 🤔😂

@UTDScad: Bro I was so confused 😂😂

@rob_cantarero: Just crazy that out of all the ex-players who do commentary the best BT can offer is Steve McManaman

@khufu98: Maybe he knows something that we don’t.

@MUFCRazza: I don’t even know where to start with this 🤦🏼‍♂️

@Thomas33466234: It amazes me the careers some of them have & shows when they retire they should be knowmore near football.

@LeviStephenso10: Serious question for the footballing world. Is there anyone that thinks Steve Mcmanaman is a good commentator ??? His voice goes through me and he talks utter shit. Id go as far as to say he’s worse than Michael Owen.

@MikeScott1878: Steve McManaman shouting ‘NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT’ every time Chelsea commit a foul is making me want to start throwing things.

@Bazzinho9: South Africa? Fuck me McManaman

@stebramwell: The screams of a pig being butchered is a better sound than Steve Fucking McManaman commentating.

@cozy1872: Steve McManaman…..”a goal made in South Africa” an assist by a Uruguayan and scored by a Brazilian 🤣 The man would make your ears bleed.

@blue_highland: Is Mcmanaman watching a different game from me? We’re only 15 minutes in and he’s said 3 things that are ridiculously wrong already.

@PaulTweetsDaily: Fofana clearly stands on Vinicius’s foot and its a free kick. McManaman “he hasn’t touched him” 😂 He is the worst pundit by a mile. #CHERMA

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