Robbie Savage is the pundit who never was
This is noble Savage, of whom referee Graham ‘The Thing from Tring’ Poll, reportedly, noted as saying to him on the pitch, “I’ve got more money than you — loads more money.”
As Savage said after being voted off Strictly Come Dancing:
People didn’t know who I was before I came to this how. I was not a nice person on the football pitch. Hopefully I changed people’s perception. I’m just an ordinary decent guy.”
And so it came to pass that Savage – blonde hair, luminous tan, day-glow teeth and thin-skinned temperament (he once did a poo in referee’s toilet and left it there to float) – found his natural place. Not football. Pro-celebrity ballroom.
Former Blackburn Rovers player Robbie Savage is now a top media bloke.
Recently he’s been working as pundit. He tells BBC radio 5 Live:
“Get rid of the [Blackburn] manager, simple as that. Win, lose or draw, get rid of him. The fans aren’t enjoying watching them, it is a bad atmosphere around the club – it is not the same club. The guy is inexperienced at that level and Blackburn are rubbish.”
Demanding that a man be sacked and put out of work… Is that nice?
This is the Robbie Savage who back in 2005 opined:
“I wouldn’t want to be a pundit. I’m in the fortunate position to have enough money to retire. I wouldn’t want to slaughter my ex team mates to earn a few quid.”
Anyone know if he’s getting paid for saying contentious things to a deadline?