GolTV Commentator Makes A Funny Flub
Sometimes it’s not the wisest idea to having Spanish-speaking announcers commentating a soccer match in English, especially when it’s not their native tongue.
The perfect example was today’s Real Zaragoza against Racing Santander match. Here’s what the GolTV commentator said during the match:
“It’s a pity for Racing Santander that they no longer have Zigic in their starting eleven, the two centimeter striker who joined Valencia.”
I wonder if the commentator was inspired by the movie “This Is Spinal Tap,” which features a similar joke on the topic?
Nikola Zigic, by the way, is 6 ft 7 in.
About Christopher Harris
Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT.
Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game.
Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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