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Graeme Souness criticised for calling football a 'man's game' with Karen Carney in the studio

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Graeme Souness criticised for calling football a 'man's game' with Karen Carney in the studio

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Graeme Souness came in for criticism on Sunday evening after claiming that Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur was a 'man's game,' with Karen Carney sat alongside him in the studio.


Souness was in the Sky Sports studio for the afternoon, as the two London sides went head-to-head in the first match between sides in the 'big six' of the new Premier League season.

Things really got heated in the second half as Chelsea twice felt that Spurs should have had goals disallowed, including an injury time equaliser.

Potential fouls and a couple of clashes between the managers, that resulted in both Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte getting sent off at full time, really got Souness' juices flowing.

After the match the Scotsman was really excited to point out that all the issues had been very manly, saying, "it's a man's game," and later "we've got our football back, men going at it," despite sitting next to Carney, who was capped 144 times by England Women during her career.

Whilst of course some will complain about 'wokeism,' or talk about 'snowflakes' or some other nonsense, it very much felt like the comments about 'man's game,' were unnecessary and seemed to be repeated for the sake of making a point, especially with who was sat next to him.

Also claiming that we 'had football back' 'men going at it' also seemed to be particularly pointed considering an excellent summer of women's football.

There's no doubt the Liverpool legend would have liked to forget England had any sort of success in football and so maybe he was just trying to block the Euros out of his mind.

A man's game....(Image: Alamy)
A man's game....(Image: Alamy)

The Lionesses really captured the hearts of the nation, as they beat Germany in the final, and ended 56 years without a major trophy in the country.

Souness hasn't been the only man on television to put his foot in it when it comes to women's football in the past two weeks, with Good Morning Britain's Richard Madeley managing not once but twice.

The living embodiment of Alan Partridge managed to offend both final match winner Chloe Kelly and scorer of the semi final backheel Alessio Russo in the space of two days.

Topics: Graeme Souness, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Sky Sports, Premier League, Womens Football

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