Paging the overseas desk at Awful Announcing! From The Telegraph’s Steve Wilson.
Ian Wright has resigned from his position as a match day pundit on the BBC’s football coverage, labelling the presentation out of touch with what viewers want.
Wright is reported to have been paid around £50,000 for his appearances in the studio during England internationals.
œTimes are changing,” said Wright. “I don™t know how long young people are going to want to sit down and watch that same old ‘jacket, shirt and tie’ format.”
œFans want people who are dressed like them. They™ve got no one to relate to on TV and that™s why I™ve said to them I don™t want to do the England games any more.
œI feel like I™m just there as a comedy jester to break the ice with Alan Shearer and Alan Hansen who just do run-of-the-mill things. I can™t do that anymore. People want something different.
If I change a few of the names, this looks suspiciously like Rob Dibble’s statement upon leaving ESPN a few years ago.