April 23, 2021

Fans mock Martin Keown blunders on Bayern vs PSG commentary – just like Pro Evo

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Football fans on Twitter mocked BT Sport commentator Martin Keown for making a series of blunders during the Champions League quarter-final between Bayern Munich and Paris-Saint Germain.

The former Arsenal man received pelters for his pronunciation of former Stoke man Eric Choupo-Moting, with one likening Keown’s attempts to that of a commentator on Pro Evolution Soccer.

Choupo-Moting scored Bayern’s first goal in a topsy-turvy contest that swung the way of PSG thanks to a brace from Kylian Mbappe and a first-half goal from Marquinhos.

PSG won the match 3-2 to take a significant advantage into the second-leg, but during the match it was Keown’s commentary that was receiving attention on social media.

Keown was criticised on social media for his poor pronunciation of players' names
Keown was criticised on social media for his poor pronunciation of players’ names
(Image: 2020 Robin Jones)

One wrote: “How many ways can Martin Keown pronounce Choupo-Moting in one game? Chopper-Moting personal favourite so far.”

Another added: “Martin keown been calling choupa moting choupa motor all night.”

While a third chimed with an extra subtle dig: “Martin Keown is having an absolute SHOCKER with these player names… Jesum Crust.”

And a fourth user remarked: “Martin Keown has so far called Marquinhos “Marchisio” and Eric Choupo-Moting “Choupo Motta”. He’s getting closer, lads.”

Keown couldn't get to grips with the pronunciation of Eric Choupo-Moting, who scored Bayern's first goal of the contest
Keown couldn’t get to grips with the pronunciation of Eric Choupo-Moting, who scored Bayern’s first goal of the contest

Other said “Martin Keown’s teamsheet was made using Pro Evolution Soccer” and “Martin Keown has called Choupo-Moting by the name of Chopper Mota, Marquinhos by the name of Marchisio and Dagba by the name of Dogba.”

Keown has less than a week to brush up on his pronunciation, with the second-leg between PSG and Bayern pencilled in for Parc des Princes on Tuesday 13th April.

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