Plain English Campaign ‘foot in mouth’ award 2011

Jamie Redknapp (sports commentator) for misuse of the word ‘literally’ and his catalogue of gaffes.

“These balls now – they literally explode off your feet.”

“Alonso and Sissoko have been picked to literally sit in front of the back four.”

“He’s literally left Ben Haim for dead there.”

“Peter Schmeichel will be like a father figure to Kasper Schmeichel.”

“Xabi Alonso was sensational spreading the ball to Fernando Torres and Steven Gerrard that day.”

“Steven Gerrard makes runs into the box better than anyone. So does Frank Lampard.”

“If you’re going to get in behind Rio Ferdinand you’ve got to show him what you’ve got and then go in hard.”

“I’ll be honest, I know nothing about him.” (referring to AC Milan’s Alexandre Pato)

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