Fans joked that Roy Keane “clenched his fist” after hearing Daniel Sturridge’s “stanky leg” reference on Sky Sports.
Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Sturridge was on punditry duty alongside Keane and Micah Richards for Sky’s Super Sunday Premier League opener between Brentford and Tottenham.
He provided analysis on Brentford’s forwards prior to the fixture but suddenly made a bizarre reference to Bryan Mbeumo’s ability to make opposition defenders do the “stanky leg” – the name of a viral dance move which football fans on social media now coin when mocking defenders.
Sturridge said: “Mbeumo, he is very dynamic. Very aggressive in attack. Very skilful. Prone to making defenders do the stanky leg.”
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That prompted fellow pundit Richards to ask: “What’s that?” to which Sturridge responded: “You know what it is, it’s putting your leg out and not being able to get the ball basically.”
The reference likely went over some viewers’ heads, as well as the notoriously old school Keane, who offered a blank facial expression before breaking into a slight smile. And while some found it hilarious, others felt it was too forced as they took to Twitter to joke about how Keane would have felt about the reference.
Were you a fan of Sturridge's stanky leg reference? Let us know in the comments section.
One user wrote: “Roy Keane has just had to hear Daniel Sturridge describe Mbuemo as ‘making players do the stanky leg’ hahaha.”
Another tweeted: “Roy Keane clenched his fist,” while a third added: “Roy Keane’s ready to throw swingers.”
A fourth commented: “Don't get the obsession with trying to go viral. Roy Kane's face says it all.”
And a fifth pointed out: “How’s he just casually just mentioning the stanky leg like Roy Keane has a clue what that is?”
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