Chris Kamara's iconic Soccer Saturday report from Portsmouth happened nine years ago today

It is one of the most iconic Soccer Saturday moments in history! 

Hosted by Jeff Stelling, the programme has become the flagship show for supporters wanting to keep updated with their club’s fortunes over the course of 90 minutes.

It provides entertainment for its viewers week-in, week as they watch in anticipation on scores for teams up and down the land.

Chris Kamara, one of the show’s most popular pundits, had an unfortunate afternoon of reporting, on this day nine-years ago.

Kamara was covering a Premier League fixture between Portsmouth, who found themselves rock-bottom of the top-flight, and Sam Allardyce’s mid-table Blackburn Rovers at Fratton Park.

The game ended in a drab goalless draw on the south coast, a result which saw the then financially-troubled Pompey slip closer to their relegation that they suffered come the end of that season.

However, the match is famous for one moment involving Kamara, who was going about his normal broadcasting duties without any issues.

That was until 60 minutes played in the swirling Hampshire rain and wind when Portsmouth’s on-loan defender Anthony Vanden Borre received his marching orders for a second bookable offence.

When presenter Stelling went to Kamara to get more details on the sending off, what happened next is the stuff of legend, even to this day, almost a decade on.

Kamara, who played over 600 league games in a professional playing career that spanned over two decades in the game, completely missed the red card shown to Vanden Borre, presuming that the Belgium international had been substituted by his manager Avram Grant.

When asked to update viewers on the situation, Kamara was unaware that there had been a sending off.

He said: “I don’t know, Jeff, has there? I must have missed that! 

“I saw him go off but I thought they were bringing a sub on Jeff.”

You can watch the video in all of its glory here: 

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