Northern Ireland: Gerry Armstrong Gives Incredibly One-Sided Commentary During World Cup Play-Off Clash With Switzerland (Video)

Alan Duffy

12th, November 2017


Northern Ireland missed out on a place in next summer’s World Cup finals after a goalless draw in Basel meant they lost 1-0 on aggregate to Switzerland.

However, while the Swiss missed numerous chances to win the the game on Sunday night, with striker Haris Seferović the main culprit, Sky co-commentator Gerry Armstrong was in no doubt which side dominated the clash.

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The 63-year-old hero of Northern Ireland’s 1982 World Cup finals campaign in Spain, Armstrong gave one of the most one-sided commentating performances of all-time, describing a different game altogether.

Thankfully, Twitter user James Lorenzo decided to put together a smorgasbord of some of Armstrong’s comments during the latter stages of the game…

Some truly incredible stuff there! We never knew Gareth McAuley was known as ‘Big G’!.

Armstrong, in the excitement of it all, also got his geography a bit muddled when full-back Stephan Lichtsteiner went down, proclaiming “That’s the Latin temperament there”!

To be fair, it can be difficult to remain impartial in games like those. Alas, even Gerry’s words couldn’t stop his beloved Northern Ireland ultimately losing out to the Swiss.

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  1. Jarren says:

    Give Gerry benefit of the doubt, Lichtsteiner has played in Italy for 10 years so that could be what he meant.

  2. Geraldo says:

    And Switzerland shares a border – and a language – with Italy.

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