Sky Sports reporter gets Euro 2016 fact awfully wrong live on-air

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Sky Sports usually have a record of being the most respectable sources of football news that we've come to trust over the years. They're very reliable when it comes to reporting the latest team and transfer news, and rarely jump the gun when it comes to this sort of thing.

But occasionally, one of their football reporters may crash and burn spectacularly live on air, just look at Chris Kamara. And today, we were treated to one of his fellow reporters, Gary Cotterill, who was speaking live from France and managed to completely fluff his lines.

Ahead of the semi-finals of Euro 2016, the reporter claimed (scroll down to see the video): "Only two teams have won every game they've played in this tournament. Iceland who of course have now gone out, they won the game they went out in, and Wales."


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Obviously, that doesn't exactly make sense. It's likely that Cotterill meant to say that only two teams (Wales and Iceland) have scored in every game they've played at Euro 2016. But instead, his tongue slips and he accidently alleges that these two teams are unbeaten in France. Impossible, because Iceland have already crashed out while Wales were beaten by England in the group stage.

And once he realises he's made the mistake, he just keeps digging himself into a hole. It's brilliant to watch, but no doubt was embarrassing for him, and it just proves that even the most professional get it wrong sometimes.

Sky Sports News fans are used to the occasional slip-up, and they come to love the channel even more for it. Kamara has become one of the internet's most loved personalities, after making a fool of himself multiple times while working as part of Sky's Soccer Saturday team.

Cotterill, though, will be hoping that the internet forgets about his mishap quickly. But for now, it's probably best he stays off of Twitter, at least until someone else inevitably slips up.

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Gareth Bale
England Football
Euro 2016

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