A decade on from the Portsmouth moment etched in broadcasting folklore

The moment is etched in sports broadcasting folklore.

Friday, 3rd April 2020, 1:10 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 1:52 pm
It's 10 years since Chris Kamara's Soccer Saturday gaffe
It's 10 years since Chris Kamara's Soccer Saturday gaffe

And, incredibly, today marks 10 years since Chris Kamara’s famous commentating gaffe at Fratton Park.

Kamara admitted to The News the moment on Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday programme was the defining event of his broadcast career.

The moment, of course, arrived when host Jeff Stelling linked to Kamara at Fratton Park and asked for information of a red-card incident.

Kamara has failed to notice the dismissal of Anthony Vanden Borre leading to a comical exchange which has been viewed 15m times on YouTube.

The exchange went as follows:

JS: We’re off to Fratton Park where there has been a red card, but for who Chris Kamara?


CK: I don’t know Jeff, has there? I must have missed that! A red card?

(Studio laughter)

JS: Have you not been watching? According to our ‘sources’ Anthony Vanden Borre has been sent off for a second bookable offence! Get your fingers out and count up the number of Portsmouth players on the field!

CK: No, you’re right I saw him go off but I thought they were bringing on a sub on Jeff!

Chris Kamara realises he's failed to see Anthony Vanden Borre be sent off

(More studio laughter).