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'This was the reaction when Tottenham won the EPL': ESPN misread script on football's fairytale

Poor Matt Barrie.

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LIVE TV IS unforgiving and — when you add the internet into the mix — once the words are out there, there’s no taking them back.

So spare a thought for ESPN’s Matt Barrie who delivered the news of Leicester’s fairytale Premier League triumph to his America audience last night… but got it horribly wrong.

Introducing a clip of the celebrating Foxes fans, Barrie told viewers “This was the reaction today when Tottenham won the EPL.”

Once you’ve made a mistake like that, pretty sure the only thing you can do is laugh and file it away as a great story for the grandkids.

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