Viewers confused by Bear Grylls' special Play-Off Final motivational speech
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.
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) May 27, 2019
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.
Nice feature there from Sky getting Bear Grylls to talk about himself for 2 minutes for no reason
— Tomasz Mortimer (@TomaszMortimer) May 27, 2019
Sky Sports out Sky Sports-ing themselves there with Bear Grylls stood in a field fronting a montage about courage.
— Pete Allison (@Pete_Allison) May 27, 2019
Sky Sports just showed Bear Grylls giving advice before the Play-Off Final. If I was one of the players, I’d sniff my Lucozade bottle before I drank it #AVFCvDCFC
— Jez a Bell (@Tsarcastic_) May 27, 2019
Bear Grylls on sky pre playoff final is up there with ITV switching to Hyundai commercial while England scored. A genuine wtf moment
— Dave Smith (@dts439) May 27, 2019
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.