There's not a scholar or prominent thinker out there who can fully explain Robbie Savage's rise to prominence in television.
The shock-blonde perma-tanned cliche-monger continues to make a living by offering up gems such as: 'this game needs someone to smash somebody’ for the BBC - that's right, you're paying his wages - and BT Sport.
Scholes the saviour
Thankfully though Paul Scholes was on-hand last night to be the mouthpiece of a nation and say what pretty much everybody thinks.
The former Manchester United midfielder has also taken up punditry for a living after retiring and was caught live on air reacting to some trademark Savage banter in the best possible way.
After letting off a polite fake laugh to a remark made by the former Manchester United trainee, Scholes let out an entirely noticeable 'knobhead' under his breath, before flashing a little smile, presumably having realised that he'd been caught on camera.
To be fair to Savage he appears to have taken the subsequent fallout in his stride, tweeting this morning: "Live from Stamford bridge tonight hope scholesy on again"
Therein probably lies the secret behind Savage's success; the viewers know he's a figure of fun and so does he. He's not a pompous arse who the crowd are baying to have booted off the box, but a harmless joke. It's quite clever if you think about it.
Still, Scholes has called it right, he is a knobhead.
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