In 2004, something beautiful happened. Injury-prone footballer and son of the manager Harry Redknapp, Jamie Redknapp decided to start dabbling with being a studio-based soccer pundit. After he retired, he went on to make a career out of punditry.
It was a move that turned out to be a great thing for fans of tight trousers, but a very dark day for fans of the English language.
It’s very easy to make fun of some of the stupid things Jamie Redknapp has said...
...and as no one likes a difficult Friday, let’s make fun of some of the stupid things that Jamie Redknapp has said.
Here’s a list of what is literally the silliest things Jamie Redknapp has said...
That one makes my brain hurt.
Do you think they've got a chance, Jamie, yeah?
And, while talking about AC Milan’s Pato, during an AC Milan game:
Don't worry, you're only a professional football pundit, Jamie. No one's expecting you to have done any research on one of the team's best players.
Actually, I have some sympathy for Jamie on this one, I always stop listening to myself talk and start thinking about food.
Yeah, has anyone noticed how few females are in the Everton squad? Perhaps David Moyes is a misogynist.
Being his actual father, he literally will. Which brings us nicely onto our next slide...
There are so many great individual rivalries in sport; Ali/Frazier, Nadal/Federer, Hogan/Andre The Giant.
But for me, the most entertaining is the feud between Jamie Redknapp and the use of the word “literally”.
Firstly to fully appreciate these quotes, it’s best we’re all clear on what the word literally means. Dictionary.com states:
1. in the literal or strict sense: What does the word mean literally?
2. in a literal manner; word for word: to translate literally.
3. actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy: The city was literally destroyed.
Now we’re all on the same page, sit back and enjoy:
Anyone else starting to think that Jamie doesn’t fully understand the word “literally”?
Yeah, winning is overrated.
I think Roberto Carlos, Javier Zanetti, Paul Ince, Gianluca Pagliuca, Giuseppe Bergomi, Aron Winter and Youri Djorkaeff (who had all worked under Roy at the time of the quote) might have something to say about that, Jamie.
They literally are, Jamie.