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Chris Kamara Responds After Fans Notice 'Slurred' Speech

Anish Vij

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Chris Kamara Responds After Fans Notice 'Slurred' Speech

Sky Sports pundit Chris Kamara has revealed that that he's been suffering from apraxia of speech as fans were worried by his recent showing on Soccer Saturday.

The former footballer announced he would step away from his Sky Sports duties at the end of the season following a 25-year stint in the industry.

However, viewers' concerns began yesterday (19 March) after Kamara was covering the League One match between Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town.

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

"Is Chris Kamara unwell?? Very slurred speech on Sky Sports," one viewer tweeted.

"Take care @chris_kammy hope your ok [sic], not your usual self," another said.

"Kammy are you ok mate?" a third viewer asked.

"Noticing you’re not at your best today. And I don’t mean that in an offensive way.

"If you’re struggling mate please get some help or talk to someone."

The pundit has since cleared up his situation and plans to 'beat' the speech disorder.

Sky Sports presenter David Jones issued his support to his colleague, tweeting: "You’re a hero to me and so many others Kammy sending love."

Jeff Stelling, who will also be leaving his post at the end of the season, added: "@chris_kammy you still bring life, energy, fun and understanding to all your reports on Soccer Saturday. We all love you pal. Keep going!"

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Fellow presenter Kelly Cates said: "You’ve got this Kammy."

While former Leeds United and Sunderland manager Peter Reid said: "Love you top man. You will get there."

BBC's Dan Walker wrote: "Stay strong Kammy. Wishing you all the best."

Another emotional fan added: "Thank you for raising so much awareness of hypothyroidism it’s a condition that goes under the radar and I always felt wasn’t taken seriously enough.

"I know you can overcome any issues with your speech stay strong and keep at it you are an inspiration to so many."

On behalf of LADbible, we wish Kammy all the best.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Sport, Football

Anish Vij
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