COMMENTARY Jim Beglin has been forced to apologize after calling the Manchester City stadium ‘Emptyhad’ in an on-air mistake.
The former Republic of Ireland international, 58, called Saturday’s game against Chelsea for Premier League Productions.
And with 38 minutes on the clock, a tongue-in-cheek caused him to make a mistake.
Beglin said: “You can hear the discomfort around Emptyhad because… Etihad.”
It was apparently an accidental mistake by the former Liverpool and Leeds left-back, who also works with BT Sport.
He took to Twitter afterwards to apologize to the club and their supporters.
Beglin wrote: “I have the greatest respect for City of Manchester Football club.
“There is no reason why my error of words today is intended to cause any offense to City fans.”
The nickname ‘Emptyhad’ is often used by rival fans to refer to the lack of support and the club’s atmosphere at their 54,000-seat car. Etihad Home page.
In September, Pep Guardiola even begged more fans to come to the pitch to the matches after having 16,000 seats empty for the Champions League win.
And search ’empty seat’ on Google Maps still redirected to the stadium.
City feel they received an unfair rap because of the lack of former players in the media.
And follow Daily mail, Beglin’s blunder did not go well with the Man City chiefs, who complained to Premier League Productions broadcasters during the match.
But they were much happier after Kevin De Bruyne’s attack secured a Win 1-0 against the home team Champions League.
The 12th consecutive victory for Guardiola’s army – means that the reigning English champions are 11 points away from the top of the table after 16 games remaining.
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