Harry Redknapp defends Graeme Souness after football pundit accused of 'mansplaining'

Souness has been slammed on social media after he described the Chelsea vs Tottenham match as a man's game

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Harry Redknapp has defended Graeme Souness after a GB News guest accused the football pundit of "mansplaining".

Souness has been widely criticised after he described the Chelsea vs Tottenham match on Sunday as a "man's game".

England Lioness Beth England, who was part of the team that won the Euros, and ex-international footballer Eni Aluko were among many who slammed the former Liverpool star.

Appearing on GB News, author Anna May Mangan criticised Souness over his remarks, and accused him of "mansplaining".

Speaking after his comments were criticised, Souness said: "To clarify my comments from yesterday, I was referring to the two Premier League matches I watched live on Sunday afternoon, rather than the sport of football. Football is a game for everyone to enjoy."

Harry Redknapp on GB News
Harry Redknapp on GB News
Anna May Mangan accused Graeme Souness of 'mansplaining' in his clarification
Anna May Mangan accused Graeme Souness of 'mansplaining' in his clarification

Ms Mangan told GB News: "He shouldn't have said what he said and he certainly shouldn't have mansplained it afterwards.

"I think he was very insensitive.

"I don't want him to be cancelled, but I don't want to be mansplained to either. I think he should be more careful about what he says."

Veteran football manager Harry Redknapp defended Souness, saying he was not sexist.

He told us: "Anything you say now gets blown out of all proportion, you've got to be so careful.

"You open your mouth, you say one word wrong and everybody's jumping on you, it's quite scary.

"I don't envy Graeme and the rest of the guys that work on TV because one wrong word and people are going to be jumping down your throat every time. It's getting more and more difficult."