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Ian Wright responds in style to harsh tweet about his punditry

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So, who is the best football pundit on British television right now?

Most people would probably argue that it’s currently a toss-up between Sky Sports heavyweights Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher and has been for some time now.

But others might prefer the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Graeme Souness, Alan Shearer, or maybe even Michael Owen. Okay, maybe not Michael Owen. ranked their top 20 pundits for the 2016-17 campaign and put Carragher and Neville in first and second place respectively, followed by Souness, Roy Keane, Chris Sutton(!), Shearer and Ferdinand.

Their bottom three were Phil Neville, the aforementioned Owen and, last but not least, Robbie Savage.

Poor old Sav.

Ian Wright came 11th on the list

In 11th place was Ian Wright, the Arsenal legend who has been talking football on our screens for well over a decade now.

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How times flies, eh.

“He used to be the comic relief on football broadcasts,” Robert Redmond wrote for, “and while he's still fond of a laugh, Wright is a good judge of a game and has stepped up his analysis in recent seasons.”

This is spot on. Wright wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea when he first started out and almost ended his own career with his unfortunate comments towards the end of this video back in 2006…

Wright has calmed down since then and is now respected for both his insight and entertainment value.

Wright blasted by Twitter user

However, like all pundits, the 53-year-old still has his haters.

Replying to a video of Wright insisted he wouldn’t work for the Football Association under the current climate, Ben Smalley tweeted: “Who would employ this clown anyway? He's a joke. Great player. Annoying as a "pundit””.


Tell us how you really feel, Ben.

Wrighty responds in style

No doubt Wright has received similar tweets in the past but, for some reason, he decided to respond to this one.

And what a response…


Now that’s how you put a troll back in their box.

Wright's followers love his response

Wright’s 1.3 million followers - including the former Everton and Wales goalkeeper Neville Southall - loved the ex-England striker’s sassy response…

Don’t let the haters get you down, Wrighty.

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