Ian Wright trolls Ryan Giggs in Jamie Vardy debate

Published Add your comment

Football News

You know you’re on the right path when you’re disappointed at drawing against Spain.

That was the case for England last night, who squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 against La Roja at Wembley Stadium.

Goals from Iago Aspas and Isco in the final seven minutes of the contest meant both nations took a share of the spoils in the friendly.

Gareth Southgate, who looks certain to be appointed England’s permanent manager now, gave Jamie Vardy an opportunity to break his 14-game goal drought against the Spaniards and it was a chance he duly took, heading home in the 48th minute from Jordan Henderson’s delivery.

Having seen Daniel Sturridge score in the 3-0 win against Scotland, Vardy will have been itching to get on the scoresheet and prove his worth. The Leicester City man couldn’t have done much more - he won the penalty that Adam Lallana converted before doubling England’s lead.

Yet his inclusion in the starting line-up promoted some debate from the ITV Sport pundits Ian Wright and Ryan Giggs.

Debate quickly turned to trolling, on Wright’s part.

Wright trolls Giggs

Making note of Vardy’s scoreless run, presenter Mark Pougatch asked Wright, Arsenal’s all-time goalscorer before Thierry Henry came along, if he had ever gone that long without a goal.

Wright was bemused. “What… what’s that?”

He then turned to the former Manchester United player. “Giggsy, what’s it like not scoring for that long? I don’t know.”

Giggs wasn't happy

It was a gentle remark but Giggs seemed to take offence. “Why you being nasty?”, he asked as he placed his hand on Wright’s arm.

Cue laughter from fellow pundits Lee Dixon and Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka.

“I’m not being nasty,” Wright responded.

Go to 7:25 in the video below to check out the funny incident.

Who was the better player: Giggs or Wright? Let us know in the comments section below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Ian Wright
England Football
Premier League
Manchester United
Ryan Giggs

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again