Watch: Former NI star CRUNCHES Chris Sutton live on BT Sport
Ex-Northern Ireland international Stephen Craigan has become an overnight internet sensation after his perfectly executed slide-tackle live on TV.
'Footballer tackles other footballer' isn't normally the making of a top twitter hit but when both are retired and now working as TV pundits, a robust challenge isn't standard behaviour.
Imagine Jamie Carragher ending Gary Neville live on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football. That would definitely be worth a watch actually.
North of the border, things seem much more relaxed and so Stephen Craigan had absolutely no qualms with coming in with an absolute barn-stormer on Chris Sutton, even as the former Celtic star was mid-conversation as he teed up Motherwell's game against Aberdeen.
Watch it right here. Oh and turn the volume up - the sound makes it:
"That's disgraceful." (Read this in a Scottish accent.)
And the fans, of course, are in absolute hysterics…
Hahahahaahahaha oh my sides 😂 https://t.co/A2soF2ZQLH— Dean (@deanomac54) September 24, 2017
Got the ball ref 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/ifJfhnpHeI— Toods (@CraigBlack5) September 24, 2017
"Let him know you're there early doors" https://t.co/ePsVCWGbka— Chris Dixon (@chrismd10) September 24, 2017
👏👏👏👏brilliant 😂😂😂— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) September 24, 2017
Yup u have to love Crags ❤❤ https://t.co/rlKN7YEVbS— Lynne@mfc (@lynneb20) September 24, 2017
So was there a red card awaiting Craigan? Judging by the fact that he resumed his punditry duties shortly after, we guess not.
.@btsportfootball The beauty of this Motherwell Aberdeen game is the second half has to be better than the first so tune in👊⚽️👀— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) September 24, 2017
But at least we know all’s well with Sutton.
And in case you were wondering, Aberdeen won 0-1.
Belfast Telegraph Digital