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27th May 2019

Viewers confused by Bear Grylls’ special Play-Off Final motivational speech

Simon Lloyd

Yeah, no idea either…

Nothing – and I can’t stress that enough – *nothing* quite says ‘Richest Game In Football’ quite like Bear Grylls, walking around in the wilderness (or just a few dandelions in a field somewhere) talking about himself.

Fortunately, Sky Sports know this all too well, which is exactly why they chose to screen a specially made video of the adventurer giving a few motivational words about his own resilience before the Championship Playoff Final between Aston Villa and Derby County.

With minutes to go before kick-off at Wembley, plenty of those watching Sky’s coverage of the game were left bemused by the short video, which also featured slow-motion footage of both teams throughout the 2018/19 season.

Villa, who saw off West Bromwich Albion to reach their second successive Play-Off final, were taking on Derby County, who overcame Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds to book their place in the game at Wembley.