Graeme Souness Criticised After Rudely Interrupting Pundit Alex Scott
Graeme Souness isn't everyone's favourite Sky Sports pundit, just ask Paul Pogba, and the former Liverpool player came in for lots of criticism after interrupting Alex Scott at half time of Manchester United's win over Leicester City on Sunday.
For around 18 months Graeme Souness has constantly been in the headlines for his hatred of Paul Pogba. The Manchester United midfielder has barely been able to do anything right in Souness' eyes.
Sure the Frenchman has had his difficulties at Old Trafford, especially earlier this season, but even when he's had good performances the Sky Sports pundit has been all over him like a fat kid on a cupcake.
Souness was in the studio once again for United's game on Sunday but after Pogba created the goal that gave the Red Devils their lead the 65 year old needed someone else to have a go at and he picked fellow pundit Alex Scott.
First he interrupted the former Arsenal Ladies player before flippantly dismissing her point.
Speaking about the defending Scott said, "I think teams are now playing a low block with a purpose, to get them on a counter-attack. It's become a common theme this season. A lot of teams that are playing that low block are willing to have less possession and are hitting teams on the counter-attack..."
Interrupting Souness said, "What is a low block? This modern terminology..."
Scott replied, "Defensively, "[teams are] prepared to sit back with a four - maybe even a five - a solid wall..."
Before Souness dismissed his colleague answering, "Okay. Defending deep."
The exchange didn't go down too well on social media:
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Alex Scott for second week in a row (Ruud Gullit & Danny Murphy last week on Steve Bruce being abroad, Graeme Souness today on what's a low block) having to deal with dinosaurs. She can look after herself, but TV companies need to deal with football fossils & make them extinct- Joe Gibney (@joegibney15) February 3, 2019
The absolute sexist disdain dripping from Souness just then when he interrupted Alex Scott to ask her what a 'low block' is. He'd never have done that to a male pundit. Never.- Sean :rose: (@shornKOOMINS) February 3, 2019
Souness just asked Alex Scott what a low block is..- Az (@azandleo) February 3, 2019
Then tries to bully her when he didn't like her response.
.@SkySports this is up there with Keyes and Gray.
@SkySportsPL why does graham souness look pissed off when Alex Scott speaks! She speaks sense :thumbsup:and if you don't understand modern terminology then educate yourself ya old dinosaur. #SounessSunday- JB (@bhandal_jas) February 3, 2019
Watching Graham Souness roll his eyes when Alex Scott is talking. He hates every single word comes from her mouth.- Craig Marshall (@marsh1981) February 3, 2019
Souness asking Alex Scott what a "Low block" is before the game :joy:- FMCatenaccio (@FmCatenaccio) February 3, 2019
Mate, you're paid actual real life money to analyse premier league matches and you question that :joy: ffs.
Cannot wait for these old washed up pundits to bore off my tele and start getting real analysts in.
Imagine having an MBE on top of 140 Caps for your country and winning all there is to win and being patronised and talked over by useless relic like Souness for a living. Dunno how Alex Scott hacks it tbh- Squidward Tennisballs (@alfieclark1) February 3, 2019
There's nothing wrong with the pundit not knowing the term 'low block,' it's a pretty modern phrase after all, but it's the way he deals with it that is ridiculous from the Scotsman.
Scott has proven herself to be a brilliant pundit and was given much acclaim during last summer's World Cup when she worked for the BBC.
Gives us more Scott and less angry Scot.
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