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Sky Sports have spoken to Martin Tyler over Heung-Min Son comment he made in Liverpool vs Spurs commentary

Josh Lawless

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Sky Sports have spoken to Martin Tyler over Heung-Min Son comment he made in Liverpool vs Spurs commentary

Sky Sports have spoken to Martin Tyler over a comment about Heung-Min Son which could have been deemed offensive.

The 77-year-old was in the gantry at Anfield on Sunday for Liverpool's dramatic 4-3 win over Spurs.

Spurs fought back from 3-0 down to draw level with Richarlison's first goal of the season in stoppage time, only to concede a Diogo Jota winner moments later after a costly Lucas Moura error.

It was a pulsating affair but Tyler, Sky's main commentator, received plenty of backlash for a line about South Korea star Son.

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The forward was on the scoresheet in the seven-goal thriller but also received a yellow card for a cynical foul on Cody Gakpo.

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Tyler compared the challenge to something out of "martial arts", which caused a stir with many viewers, who perceived it as “racist” because Son is Asian.

Sky stress that no offence was intended by admitted conversations with Tyler had taken place.

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"Martin Tyler has been reminded of need for care with his wording," a Sky Sports spokesperson told The Mirror.

"No offence was intended.”

Tyler has been a commentator for Sky Sports for over 30 years now and described some of the most iconic moments in Premier League history.

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But he has been come under fire in recent years for his choice of wording when on air. During Ukraine's World Cup play-off game against Wales, he said Ukraine goalkeeper Heorhiy Bushchan would "soldier on" - which was seen as a little tasteless given the war going on in the country.

Image: Alamy
Image: Alamy

Tyler did then quickly apologise, adding: "apologies if I've used that word inappropriately there."

In the summer, the former Woking FC coach was slammed for describing the Hillsborough disaster as a "hooligan related issue” during an appearance on BBC Radio 4.

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Both Tyler and the BBC apologised as a result of the negative reaction.

LADbible has contacted Sky for comment.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy & Sky Sports

Topics: Sky Sports, Martin Tyler, Son Heung Min, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool

Josh Lawless
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