Sky Sports Viewers In Disbelief As It Makes Mess Of Live On-Air Exclusive
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Sky Sports News viewers were left stunned when a bloke was mistaken for a huge football star live on air. Watch here:
The channel had a reporter on the ground in Munich, Germany, covering Sadio Mane's move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich.
Mid-broadcast, a car pulled up behind the reporter, who asserted that the striker was in the car and asked whether he should try and get a line from him.
The reporter was duly egged on by the presenter in the studio, who said: "If Sadio Mane is there, you speak to him - you the man!"
The camera operator then panned to the back seat of the car as a man got out, and the presenter in the studio exclaimed: "There he is!"
But within a matter of seconds she realised the error of her ways - it wasn't Mane, it was just man.
The reporter was right though, Mane was in the car, but he got out of the other side.
Reacting on Twitter, one person wrote: "Had to turn away at that moment," while another added: "Top class coverage Sky."
Mane, 30, had just 12 months left on his contract at Anfield, but has signed a three-year deal with the Bundesliga champions.
He departs after six years in which he helped the club win the Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup, FA Cup, Carabao Cup and UEFA Super Cup.
"Obviously it is strange – really, really strange – to no longer be a Liverpool player," he told liverpoolfc.com.
"But of course I had a great time, an unbelievable time. We won a lot.
"My life is always (about a) challenge and when it came I said to the club that I want to leave, I want to go somewhere else to see a new challenge.
"It is not anything else, it is just a challenge because for me I want to always be challenging myself to get better and better."
🚨 BREAKING: Bayern Munich have completed the signing of Sadio Mané from Liverpool. The 30-year-old has penned a deal until 2025. pic.twitter.com/EaM8RfEGn1— SPORTbible (@sportbible) June 22, 2022
Speculation began to increase about the Senegal international's future in the last few months of the season.
However, with Liverpool in a tight title battle and a Champions League final to play in Mane produced some of his best form of the campaign, scoring nine goals in his final 14 appearances.
"There was a lot, a lot, of speculation but I’m not a confused boy in my head," he added.
"Obviously I know what I want and I know what is professional so for me, I was not even thinking about it because I was still a Liverpool player and we had really important games."
On his move to the Bundesliga, Mane told fcbayern.com: "I'm very happy to finally be with FC Bayern in Munich.
"We had a lot of talks and I felt the great interest of this big club from the start so there was no doubt in my mind right from the start.
"This is the right time for this challenge. I want to achieve a lot with this club, also internationally."