BT Sport respond after Steve McManaman was heard saying "I don't like Wolves"

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Wolves were playing in the third-tier of English football just four years ago but now they’re back in the big-time - and they intend to stay there.

Their last stint in the Premier League lasted three seasons and ended after they finished bottom during the 2011/12 campaign.

They then suffered a second consecutive relegation after coming 23rd in the Championship 12 months later.

But on Saturday evening, the Premier League returned to the Molineux as Wolves welcomed Everton.

While the entertaining 2-2 draw wasn’t the perfect return to the top-flight, it was a decent enough start for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.

And with the quality in their squad, very few fans or pundits are backing them for relegation. In fact, absolutely no-one will be surprised if they finish in the top-half come May.

But it seems Wolves still have to win over a few people.

Following their draw against Everton, BT Sport co-commentator Steve McManaman was heard saying “I don’t like Wolves.”

McManaman clearly thought his mic was off as it should have been.

It was something Wolves fans picked up on and took exception to - with some even calling for him to be sacked.

Now, a local newspaper - The Express and Star - have contacted BT Sport for them to explain themselves about McManaman’s outburst.

And they replied with the following statement: "BT Sport broadcast a very small part of an off-air conversation before realising the error and switching the microphone off. As a result viewers heard a very small part of a much longer comment on the match and this has been taken out of context.”


A BT Sport spokesman then denied that McManaman had said that he “didn’t like Wolves” and that he was discussing the match with viewers only hearing a small part of his conversation.

That will be little to convince Wolves fans and they will no doubt hope that McManaman isn’t commentating on their matches in the near future.

Following their opener against Everton, Wolves will travel to Leicester next weekend as they look to pick up their first win the Premier League since February 4, 2012.

Steve McManaman
Premier League
Wolverhampton Wanderers

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