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Jack Whitehall trolls Jamie Redknapp for his ridiculous Victor Moses comment

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Pretty much every pundit on television divides opinion and Jamie Redknapp is no exception.

The former Liverpool and England midfielder has worked as one of Sky Sports’ lead pundits over the past few years and is engaging, passionate about the sport and obviously knows what he’s talking about.

But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t make the odd mistake from time to time.

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Redknapp recently raised eyebrows - and went viral on Twitter - after describing Chelsea’s in-form winger Victor Moses as a “young English talent”.

Moses turns 26 in a couple of weeks and was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He also has nine goals in 27 matches for the Super Eagles.

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Jack Whitehall trolls Jamie Redknapp on live TV

Comedian Jack Whitehall, appearing alongside Redknapp on Soccer AM this morning, was never going to miss the opportunity to bring this up.

Whitehall is mates with Redknapp - they work together on A League of Their Own - so the former pro must have expected it.

“Are we going to talk today, at any point, about the young England prospect Victor Moses?” Whitehall asked the Soccer AM presenters. “He’s such a good young player.”

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Redknapp then said: “Well, it’s actually quite a good time to qualify that. I was doing the game with Graeme Souness. Graeme was going off on a tangent about something, so we talked about Victor Moses.

“What I wanted to say and what I autarky said were two different things. I know he’s not English and I know he’s not that young because he’s been around for a long time.

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“I just sort of mentioned that it’s good to see young English players are getting opportunities.

“Then all your mates [referring to Whitehall] on Twitter then dive in and start giving me stick.

“I thought maybe I could get away with it. Maybe he was born in England or something like that. He was born in Lagos.”

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Redknapp: I almost made same mistake over Matt Phillips

Redknapp then admitted that he almost made a similar mistake over West Brom winger Matt Phillips.

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The 25-year-old was born in Aylesbury and previously played for England’s Under-20 side but has earned four caps for Scotland since 2012.

Moses scored against Tottenham

Moses, meanwhile, kept up his impressive recent run of form by scoring Chelsea’s second goal against Tottenham this evening.

Let’s hope Gareth Southgate was watching, eh Jamie?

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