Robbie Savage panned on Twitter during Newcastle v Manchester United

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Ah, Robbie Savage. The former Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder irritated Premier League footballers on a weekly basis during his player career, and now he’s irritating fans of Premier League football on a weekly basis on television.

The BT Sport pundit was on co-commentary duty for the thrilling 3-3 draw between Newcastle United and Manchester United on Tuesday night, and everything was going reasonably well until about the eighth minute when the visitors were awarded a penalty.

Savage was convinced referee Mike Dean had made the wrong decision - “that’s never a penalty!” - and he stuck with that opinion throughout the night, despite evidence to the contrary shown by various video replays.

Even after the match, in the BT Sport trailer with 2010 World Cup final referee Howard Webb and Rio Ferdinand telling him he was in the wrong, Savage was having none of it.

The outspoken Welshman was panned on Twitter by football fans throughout the night - and you can see the best tweets by scrolling down this page.

Twitter reacts to Robbie Savage

This was actually quite amusing by Savage...

Do you agree with Robbie Savage?

Savage clearly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but he’s passionate about football and sparks debate with his opinions.

He is also prepared to stick up for himself when everyone else tells him he’s in the wrong - which, in many ways, is admirable.

But we’re not sure we agree with the controversial pundit on this occasion.

Does Robbie Savage actually have a point? Have your say by leaving a comment below.

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