BT SPORT host Jake Humphrey was forced to apologise to viewers after Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola said ‘Bulls***’ live on air.
The Italian icon was a guest pundit for the West Londoners’ visit to West Ham – who he used to manage – and he turned the air blue just minutes into the show.
BT showed a montage of Zola’s best goals for Chelsea – including several against the Hammers.
And after a stream of the former striker’s superb direct free-kick goals were shown, former Hammer, and Zola’s fellow pundit, Rio Ferdinand said: “None of that was accidental.
“It’s only listening to people like Joe and Frank who went to Chelsea and played alongside him [Zola]…
“They used to speak about your work ethic and your practice.
“This wasn’t an accident was it?”
Zola, 55, replied: “No no, absolutely not!
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“It didn’t come naturally. That’s why when people tell me it was natural…
“Sorry, forgive me the word… it’s bulls***.
“Forgive me that’s a very strong word.”
Ferdinand burst out laughing at the expletive but Humphrey moved quickly to say sorry to viewers.
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He said: “That is a very strong word for this time of the morning, apologies if you didn’t like the use of the word.”
Former West Ham and Chelsea star Joe Cole was also grinning as Zola repeated: “Forgive me.”
After the moment had passed, the former Watford and Birmingham manager went on to clarify his point.
He added: “What I want to say, is everything is down to work and I used to spend at least one hour and 15 minutes every week on these fundamentals.
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“And only by doing that I could get good stats.
“It’s not just about scoring one every now and then. You need to know that if you get three free-kicks in a football match, you need to convert one.
“And that one you convert is what can make you lose or win a game.”
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