BT Sport have been made to apologise to viewers after Newcastle fans sing “Robbie Savage is a wanker during today’s FA Cup clash.
The 45 year old Welshman was targeted by nearby supporters as he commentated on the game that took place at Rochdale’s Spotland Stadium.
‘ROBBIE SAVAGE, IS A WANKER, IS A WANKER’
Top class from the Newcastle fans. ? pic.twitter.com/1SCG0dHrP6
— Harry – IFB (@CFCHarry_) January 4, 2020
Fans tuned into the FA Cup tie live on BT Sport 1, and as can be heard in the video above, clearly heard the explicit chants from the fans.
Peter Drury, who was alongside Savage in the commentary box, said sorry to the listeners moments after.
He said: “If you’re hearing bad language from the supporters we apologise.
“We are right in amongst them as you can gather.”
But the pair were unable to do anything about the chants as they were sat too close to the riled up fans.
One fan on Twitter said: “Robbie Savage is a wanker chant is probably the clearest chant I’ve ever heard and BT can’t do anything about it!”
“You’re just shit scared of Shearer” and “talkSPORT is fucking shit” could also be heard at the game.
It came prior to when Miguel Almiron fired Steve Bruce’s side in front with his second goal of the season in the 18th minute.
Fans gave their amused reaction to BT Sport having to apologise to viewers after Newcastle fans’ sing “Robbie Savage is a wanker” – see what they said on the next page.