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