THERE is nothing like a TV pundit keeping his cool and his emotions in check when covering a team closest to his heart….
…and this was nothing like a TV pundit keeping his cool and emotions in check!
But hats off to Rio Ferdinand who simply could not contain himself when Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored Manchester United’s equaliser against Liverpool.
Yes, we know that TV commentators and pundits, in particular, are supposed to display a reasonable amount of impartiality. Not Rio; not on this occasion.
Former United defender and skipper Rio didn’t get that memo as his latest performance for Premier League TV proved.
Sitting alongside Michael Owen, who played for both clubs during his own glittering career, was watching nervously as Jurgen Klopp’s men clung on to a 1-0 lead after James Milner converted a first half penalty.
Ibrahimovic came to the rescue with his 19th goal of the season, prompting a Ferdinand frenzy in the studio.
While he wasn’t on air at the time, the cameras were rolling and the footage quickly made its way onto social media where the man himself proudly shared it with his 7.5 million followers.
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