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Glenn Hoddle’s pronunciation of Willian’s name is still winding people up

Will someone please tell Glenn Hoddle that it's Willian not 'Willan'

Will-I-An.

It’s really not that tough.

Seven letters. Three syllables. Willian. Simple, right?


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How many  ‘N’s in Willian

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How many ‘N’s in Willian

Not if you’re Glenn Hoddle.

Hoddle is one of the finest English technicians of all time.

What he couldn’t do with a football probably wasn’t worth doing.

Now, as a BT Sport pundit, he’s still catching the eyes, or rather the ears, of the nation.

But it’s mostly for his inability to pronounce Willian’s name, which again caused mass hysteria on the Twittersphere during Chelsea v Barcelona.

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You have to admire his commitment to the cause.

Even with co-commentator Darren Fletcher sitting next to him pronouncing Willian’s name perfectly every time Hoddle persists with ‘Willan’.

Should people be that bothered about it? Probably not. But Twitter is a weird place.

Where else would you find people actively complaining about the use of the word ‘pocket’.

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Who would be a commentator?

People shouldn’t be so quick to turn to anger. It could be worse.

You could have to listen to Michael Owen for 90 minutes.


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