2022-11-24 17:18:51

BBC's Danny Murphy branded 'balloon' after claiming shot that missed should be 'on target'

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By Patrick Austen Hardy

World Cup commentary often leads many ex-Premier League stars open to ridicule.

Whether it is a horribly mispronounced name, a propensity to complain and moan about a country or a player's performance, or, most commonly, stating the bleeding obvious, it is easy for someone on co-commentary to make a fool of themselves.

Unfortunately, Danny Murphy has found himself in the firing line for his comments in Uruguays 0-0 draw with South Korea. Amusingly, the former Liverpool and Fulham hero has been labelled a balloon by football fans tuning into the World Cup.

READ MORE: Vincent Kompany 'completely bodies' Ronaldo when asked if he'd sign him for Burnley

This unusual insult was prompted by his reaction to Federico Valverdes 30 yard thunderbolt which cannoned of the post. The Real Madrid midfielder received a pass into feet, tapped the ball onto his favoured right foot, and unleashed a pile driver that may have damaged the paint work of the goal post.

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