Just when you think you’ve seen it all in football broadcasting, Sky Sports go and deliver yet another absolutely baffling nugget of nonsense to throw you off your axis all over again.
Last night, while discussing Liverpool’s vital win over Southampton at St Mary’s, Sky’s matchday panel were seen performing perhaps the strangest pivot Pies have ever witnessed.
At one point, host Kelly Cates put a fairly straightforward question to pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville. What followed was perplexing, to put it lightly…
— JB™️ (@gunnerpunner) 5 April 2019
We assumed that the question was a predesignated production cue for Carra and Nev to take up a different position and that we weren’t actually supposed to see them making the transition, but still.
Fans even offered in-depth analysis of the intriguing passage of play.
This needs an MNF analysis of its own!
As bizarre as it is perfect.pic.twitter.com/SJ3azbUgPY
— Ben Haines (@benhainess) 5 April 2019
Thankfully, after myriad arching and furrowing of brows, Cates was eventually able to offer an explanation.
They were going to interview Hasenhuttl in the tunnel! Would have looked weird if they didn’t have anything to say I the way there 😁 https://t.co/9O36FoBEoa
— Kelly Cates (@KellyCates) 6 April 2019
Fair enough, but as peeks behind the curtain go, it was still a bit weird.
It all felt a bit like Alan Partridge taking *slightly* too long to walk to his interactive video wall.