Soccer Aid commentator 'fed up' as apology issued to viewers over 'highlight' moment

-Credit: (Image: PA)
-Credit: (Image: PA)

Soccer Aid commentators were forced to issue an apology during tonight's match over a moment that viewers said was a 'highlight' for them.

Comedian Iain Stirling, best known for doing the voiceover on Love Island, joked that he was 'fed up' of having to say sorry on behalf of England player Jill Scott after she was caught swearing on the pitch - again.

Jill, a former Lioness, went viral during the Euros in 2022 when a slo-mo video of her swearing at a Germany player was shared on social media. Despite there being no sound, it was quite apparent that she was having a foul-mouthed rant at the other player.

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During tonight's Soccer Aid match for UNICEF, Jill, 37, was caught at it again when she let out an expletive after missing a goal. As she walked across the pitch, she could be seen mouthing the f-word in frustration.

Match commentators Sam Matterface and Iain had to apologise for the clip, with Sam saying: "I didn't see it but there may have been some industrial language emanating from Jill Scott's mouth. If that was the case, we do apologise."

Jill Scott was left swearing in frustration when she missed a goal -Credit:ITV
Jill Scott was left swearing in frustration when she missed a goal -Credit:ITV

Iain then quipped: "We apologise on Jill Scott's behalf. I'm actually getting fed up apologising on Jill Scott's behalf. She needs to wash her mouth out with soap quite frankly."

However, viewers at home appeared to enjoy the moment, with some saying it was the 'highlight' of the match for them. "I didn’t think we’d ever be blessed enough to see Jill Scott swearing on camera again, but here we are," one commented on X, fomerly Twitter.

"Jill Scott swearing on the pitch, some things never change," another said, while a third wrote: "Jill scott mouthing swear words on national television oh how i’ve missed you." Another said: "Jill Scott swearing is the highlight of this for me."

"Jill scott's a legend, she can swear when she wants," another said, with another viewer writing: "Jill Scott swearing on camera everytime. We love it."

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! winner Sam Thompson and Strictly Come Dancing's Bobby Brazier are among the celebrities playing for England in Soccer Aid for the first time this year, while TV presenter Paddy McGuinness, Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett and Olympian Sir Mo Farah have all returned to the England line-up.

The World XI FC team includes Olympic runner Usain Bolt, comedian Maisie Adam, radio presenter Roman Kemp, comedian Lee Mack and Love Island star Tommy Fury.