Sky Sports commentator makes blunder on live TV during opener

The Lions were in action against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians this morning – three weeks before the opening test against the Kiwis.

A lot of fans were nevertheless angry with his pronunciation of Greig Laidlaw’s name.


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One annoyed Twitter user wrote: “Another six weeks of Stuart Barnes being unbelievably awful is going to test my patience to breaking point… #LionsNZ2017”

Need to replace Stuart Barnes at the break. Also bring on Greig Laidlaw for Gregor Laidlaw

Another said: “Amongst those have a shocker: Stuart Barnes…”



One joked: “Need to replace Stuart Barnes at the break. Also bring on Greig Laidlaw for Gregor Laidlaw.  #LionsNZ2017”

While a fellow rugby fan added: “Why does Stuart Barnes insist on calling Greig Laidlaw “Gregor” it’s not his name and it’s disrespectful!!! #LionsNZ2017″

One took it into upon himself to tweet Sky Sports directly and said: “can someone tell Stuart Barnes that it’s Greig Laidlaw, NOT Gregor!!! #LionsNZ2017

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