Graeme Souness Dragged For Calling Football “a man’s game” With A Woman Pundit In Studio. Graeme Souness was chastised on Sunday evening after claiming that Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur was “a man’s game,” while Karen Carney sat alongside him in the studio.
Souness watched the afternoon’s encounter between the two London clubs in the Sky Sports studio as it was the inaugural “big six” meeting of the new Premier League season.
In the second half, things really flared up as Chelsea felt that two goals by Spurs, one an equalizer in stoppage time, should have been ruled offside.
Several fouls and a few altercations between the coaches—during which Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte were both dismissed at the end of the game—really fired up Souness.
The Scotsman was extremely eager to point out that all the concerns had been very manly following the game, saying, “it’s a man’s game,” and later “we’ve got our football back, men going at it.” Souness said this despite being seated next to Carney, who earned 144 England Women caps throughout the course of her career.
Graeme Souness: "It's a man's game" sitting next to Karen Carney, a few weeks after England Lionesses won the Euros! 🤦🏿♂️pic.twitter.com/VQnrAj61g2
— Gassius Clay aka #FordeHaveMercy 🇧🇧⚫⚪ (@Clinton_Forde) August 14, 2022
Anyone else finding it bizarre how Souness keeps mentioning men with a female professional footballer beside him?
Boys will be boys
Men at it
Why is this fucking dinosaur still on air?
— Ciaran Rigney (@Rigknee) August 14, 2022
England Women win Euro 2022.
Graeme Souness – It’s a man’s game again.
With all due respect, F**k off Graeme.
— Lola Podengo (@LPodengo) August 14, 2022
— The KickAround (@TheKickAround) August 14, 2022
Graeme Souness in the bin.
— Stacey Devlin (@StaceyDevlinx) August 14, 2022
Graeme Souness describing football as "a man's game" in 2022 proves nothing except that Graeme Souness and anyone defending him for saying it is still stuck in about 1986.
— Paul Wheeler (@paulwradio) August 14, 2022