Football fans took to Twitter en masse after noticing Martin Tyler’s weird obsession with calling Arsenal youngster Emile Smith Rowe the “Croydon De Bruyne” during the Gunners’ 3-3 draw against West Ham United.
It is a credit to the Croydon-born midfielder that he is being likened to the Man City playmaker by fans and teammates alike at such an early age.
Though, nobody anticipated the absolute barrage on display from the veteran commentator as Martin Tyler was heard countlessly referring to Smith Rowe by his moniker when he came on a second-half substitute during the thrilling encounter at London Stadium tonight.
Of course, this is not the first time Martin Tyler has managed to rustle football fans this season as the Sky Sports commentator went viral for all the wrong reasons when he made a godawful pun during the Manchester derby in December.
Tonight, the situation was so bad that even Arsenal fans were complaining about it –
Martin Tyler: “The Croydon De Bruyne”— Tom
Everyone else: pic.twitter.com/WmS97hv1sn
(@wict01) March 21, 2021
Hope Smith-Rowe leaves the prem just so I don’t ever have to hear Martin Tyler say Croydon De Bruyne ever again— Cal (@Cal1878) March 21, 2021
Martin Tyler waiting for Smith-Rowe to touch the ball so he can say the Croydon De Bruyne for the 10283839393th time pic.twitter.com/wp1iBdvGQj— Dom (@Dominicwo) March 21, 2021
I’ve literally never heard anyone call Emile Smith Rowe the “Croydon de Bruyne” except Martin Tyler who mentions it at every conceivable opportunity— Ronan Mullen (@RonanReigns) March 21, 2021
if Martin tyler says Croydon de Bruyne 1 more time he needs the sack— . (@finnboughey14) March 21, 2021
No-one:— BETFRED (@Betfred) March 21, 2021
Martin Tyler – THE CROYDON DE BRUYNE pic.twitter.com/Ce6Fyd7v9Z
Can someone please have a word with Martin Tyler about calling Smith-Rowe ‘the Croydon De Bruyne’— Reilly (@ReillyPhoenix) March 21, 2021
Whenever Martin Tyler calls Emile Smith Rowe ‘the Croydon De Bruyne’: pic.twitter.com/QdTxJrWnsY— Oliver Young-Myles (@OMyles90) March 21, 2021
Despite the lethargy on display from the veteran commentator these days, he has still provided some absolutely classic moments in football –