I must admit I find this funny more than anything else and I’m not sure BT Sports’ Steve McManaman being caught saying ‘I don’t like Wolves’ is actually something that’s important.
The important thing at the weekend was in an arguably below-par performance based on our usual standards, Wolverhampton Wanderers still managed to fight back from behind twice to take a point from Everton at the Molineux and open up our Premier League campaign with something to show for our efforts.
It wasn’t perfect, few fans are under any illusions there, but it’s a start and despite the players we boast they are all adjusting to a new level or a new country and we’ll need a little bit of time to settle down.
Steve McManaman: the boy who cried “I don’t like Wolves [when he thought his mic was off]” pic.twitter.com/8N4hSC4evH
— James Maw (@JamesMawFFT) August 11, 2018
Reactions, as you can imagine, were mixed when people learned of this or took to social media to comment on it.
You’re correct, I’m a Liverpool fan and I can’t stand his commentary!
— Heather G Williams (@HeatherGW92) August 11, 2018
Wikipedia ???? pic.twitter.com/waGJRWTwP2
— Unai Emery (@UnaiEmirates89) August 11, 2018
@btsport thank god our next couple of games are on sky. McManaman must be one of the most ill informed lazy commentators I have listened to
— mattmirfield (@mattmirfield) August 11, 2018
Never mind. A middle aged man who styles his hair like Lion-O from Thundercats can't be taken too seriously. #eyeofthundera
— Mr F (@MisterF0z) August 12, 2018
I thought no one else heard that, thank god someone else did
— fredjlt (@fred2318onm) August 11, 2018
— Ben O (@benrique) August 12, 2018
— A〽️ar (@Arsene__Knows) August 11, 2018
I actually thought his commentary was a little harsh on Wolves, and despite his negativity he had to correct himself at around 80-85 mins by saying “despite all that, they are still in with a chance of winning this” almost like he was apologising for being negative.
— Jon Butler (@jonnyboy8463) August 12, 2018
The E&S have BT’s official response where they state the comment was out of context given the larger conversation that wasn’t heard, and I’m not on board with those fans asking for him to be sacked on the back of the comment.
I just find it funny, after all, he could’ve been saying something far worse!