Gus Poyet Sacked As Brighton Manager While Punditing Live On BBC TV (Complete With Cringey Video)

Chris Wright

23rd, June 2013

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By Chris Wright

Well, that was awkward! Having been on gardening leave for the past month or so, Brighton chose the perfect moment to announce to the world that Gus Poyet had been sacked as their manager – just as he was providing punditry for the Confederations Cup game between Spain and Nigeria live on BBC television!

The news was broken to Poyet at half-time, with Mark Chapman informing the Uruguayan that he was newly unemployed in a skin-crawlingly awkward segment as the BBC host read out sections of Brighton’s official club statement:

“Gus Poyet has been informed today by Brighton & Hove Albion football club’s internal disciplinary panel that his employment has been terminated with immediate effect.”

Yep, informed live on air by a man reading out your statement.

How classy.

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4 Comments

  1. Kin Ju Bing says:

    “Yep, informed live on air by a man reading out your statement.”

    No he was informed before that. Have you even looked at the video?

  2. Mr Sensible says:

    The whole thing was a bit odd, either Poyet’s English is still pretty useless or he did know as he never actually categorically denied he was told by someone associated to Brighton of the sacking before. All his answers to Mark Chapman were never fully answered, he sounded like a politician, albeit one who’s English wasn’t very good and was more concerned with sounding like the victim than giving the facts. Guess we have to wait and here why he was suspended in the first place.

  3. carl says:

    He wasn’t sacked live on air though was he? Misleading headline like everyone else…sounds good though.

  4. Straight Dave says:

    Uruguayan footballers; always the victim.

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