Martin Tyler – he continues to divide football fans, although in truth the majority wonder how he continues to be employed by Sky Sports. While as football fans we can be a fickle bunch – it seems Tyler is against our team when we’re losing… Yet it does seem as if though Tyler often chooses sides, deciding to ‘cheer on’ a team. And the recent Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City was no different, with Tyler ‘enjoying’ Liverpool’s goals a little more than usual. The most bizarre line was when Sadio Mane put Liverpool 3-1 up, with Tyler suggesting it was ‘payback’ for Mane’s red card in the earlier fixture between the two sides this season… where Mane caused City keeper Ederson to need several stitches due to a challenge. Twitter was at its finest, not holding back in their views on Tyler.
So it begins…
One user wanted clarification from Sky Sports…
— Charlie Fitzherbert (@CharlieFitzh) January 14, 2018
The Return of Fanzone?
At some points you could be forgiven for thinking that Sky had brought Fanzone back for the game.
— Daniel (@DanielWorker1) January 14, 2018
It was getting to this point…
We could see it happening.
Any minute now Martin Tyler will whip out his Liverpool shirt and belt out ‘you’ll never walk alone’ at the top of his voice
— sam findlow (@samfindlow) January 14, 2018
Reactions to the infamous line…
‘It’s Payback for the red card’ might just go down as the most bizarre line ever heard in a commentary box. We could write a separate article for the reaction just to this one sentence.
Martin Tyler actually said after Mane’s goal that it was “payback for the sending off” at the Etihad. Sorry, what? pic.twitter.com/IRRyJuwR7b
— David Hartley (@DavidHartley21) January 14, 2018
Yes… He Really Did Say That
And here’s the proof.
WATCH: Moments after Mane clips the outside of the post, he scores @LFC's third, and second in three minutes!
— Sky Sports PL (@SkySportsPL) January 14, 2018
Can’t we be happy for him?
Martin Tyler is so happy. Bless him.
— Luke🐝 (@Luke9320) January 14, 2018
No… No we can’t
Martin Tyler needs to retire
— James (@jamoo977) January 14, 2018
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But Tyler isn’t cheering for Liverpool!
Gary Neville & Martin Tyler would trade their firstborns for a City comeback
— Connor Siddall (@Connor_Siddall) January 14, 2018
@SkyUK can you please tell me when Martin Tyler’s contract is up and if it’ll be renewed? All hinges on my decision to keep your product
— TG (@tomaldo13) January 14, 2018
Some do like Martin Tyler’s commentary….
— seanreid1987 (@seanreid1987) January 14, 2018
And at the end of the day…
Football is a game of opinions.
Martin Tyler is the only commentator who both hates and supports both Manchester clubs and Liverpool according to all of you. Some achievement.
— Matt Pondell (@thisismattyp) January 14, 2018