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Jeff Stelling apologises after leaving viewers unhappy with what he said on Soccer Saturday

Jeff Stelling apologises after leaving viewers unhappy with what he said on this weekend’s episode of Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday.

A sour taste was left after he turned his attention to the Championship clash Nottingham Forest and Bristol City, with one particular player catching his eye.

30 year old Forest forward Lyle Taylor was substituted onto the pitch for youngster Alex Mighten to try and help his side get some sort of points from this league fixture.

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The Robins were 2-1 at the time of the striker coming onto the pitch. Jeff Stelling commented: “Daniel Bentley’s just having one of those afternoons can’t say the same about Lyle Taylor’s hair.”

The player’s hair is dyed pink, something he’s done for the last few seasons, to raise money for a Breast Cancer charity.

He then followed that up by apologising after finding out why his hair looked the way that it did, and one other pundit in the studio was left shaming him for the mistake.

So far, Lyle Taylor has raised a total of £775 + £181.25 Gift Aid towards Cancer Research, if you want to donate, you can HERE.

The donation page reads: “In my family, 3 of my grandparents have suffered with bowel and prostate cancer. Thankfully, they have survived it and are healthy and enjoying their lives to the fullest extent. My aunt’s mum and nan’s best friend both had breast cancer and unfortunately passed away. Raising money towards cancer research is something that is important to me, simply because I’ve seen people so close to me suffer and, in the worst cases, lose that fight. I am using the colour PINK, which is associated with Breast Cancer and the month of October, Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness and money for Cancer Research UK. During the month of October, I will, as a professional footballer for Nottingham Forest, wear pink football boots and dye my hair pink, hoping that this will create a visual aid and a buzz that will encourage people to donate and, in future, run their own fundraisers.”


Bristol City opened the scoring after 12 minutes, Wells releasing Martin and he pulled the ball back to Weimann who made no mistake in firing Bristol City into the lead with a neat finish.

Later that half, Hunt’s cross was turned back across goal by Martin towards Wells and the frontman beat Samba with a fierce strike to double the lead.

Then in the 34th minute, Freeman’s long distance strike flew into the top corner, putting the hosts back in with a shout, manager Sabri Lamouchi really needing some sort of points or face even more pressure on getting the sack.

And that is exactly what will happen as the second half was not as entertaining as the first, Bristol City held on for the win and left Forest in the Championship relegation zone.

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