FOOTBALL fans were left in stiches after BT Sport commentator Martin Keown described Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk as ‘a powerhorse in the air’.
Then as luck would have it, Van Dijk ended up hobbling off the field with injury.
Football fans were quick to point out Keown’s error on Twitter.
Jack Lord posted: “Keown, I think it’s powerhouse not powerhorse mate.”
Thomas McGeee quipped: “Martin keown really just said powerhorse instead of powerhouse I’m finished.”
And Tom Walker was left confused, writing: “Keown just combined workhorse and powerhouse to describe Van Dijk as a ‘Powerhorse in the air’”.
Even TV host and quizmaster Richard Osman got in on the act poking fun at Keown on social media.
It isn’t the first time Keown has raised eyebrows for his on-screen presence.
When he did arrive at BT Sport’s studios at Stratford in East London, the 53-year-old got on with questions and answers as usual.
But he was not in the mood to joke about the reasons for his tardiness.
Keown bluntly replied: “Someone jumped in front of a train. What was I to do?
“I didn’t want to have to say that.”
Realising the insensitivity of his joke, host Humphrey said: “That is horrible and we feel for them and their family.”