West Ham players trying their hand at horse racing commentary is hilarious

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With the Cheltenham festival on the horizon Betway organised for four West Ham players to go to commentary school to try their hand at a spot of broadcasting.

The results, as you can imagine, were golden.

Mark Noble, Joe Hart, James Collins and serial Instagrammer Patrice Evra all stepped into the classroom to take lessons from ITV Racing commentator and nominee for British commentator of the year Richard Hoiles.

They were given a simple mandate: learn the basics before sitting an exam to test what they had learned, or as the video suggests, if they had been listening at all.

Mark Noble hardly set the room alight when he was asked to describe his favourite goal but showed a marked improvement when taking the final exam.

Each want-to-be-commentator was taken to a separate room and shown a clip on which they were to commentate while the other three watched on from next door.

Joe Hart could quite easily have put all his viewers to sleep but was able to stick to some of the basics that he had been taught.

James Collins' monotonous effort included some well-versed vocabulary that at least made him sound like he knew what he was talking about.

Patrice Evra was perhaps the most excitable, but also the least restrained as he frantically described what was unfolding on the screen before him in a series of strange and comical analogies while struggling to grasp some of the basic terminologies and phrases.

However, the final results did not go as expected as Collins' knowledge of the sport and Joe Harts' grasp of the basics saw the two top Hoiles' charts while Noble and Evra had to settle for some rather poor grades.

Watch the video below to see how the action unfolded.

The video above was courtesy of Betway Insider

 West Ham welcome Burnley to the London Stadium on Saturday in a bit of a precarious position.

David Moyes' side lie just three points above the drop zone and will be desperate to widen that gap with three points at home.

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