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27th Aug 2020

Phil Thompson speaks out following Sky Sports sacking

Phil Thompson has spoken out after he was let go by Sky Sports along with fellow Soccer Saturday pundits Matt Le Tissier and Charlie Nicholas

Reuben Pinder

He’d been at the broadcaster for 22 years

Phil Thompson has spoken about his sacking from Sky Sports for the first time since it was reported on Wednesday afternoon.

The former Liverpool player was a key fixture on Soccer Saturday, providing commentary on three o’clock fixtures alongside colleagues Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier, who have also been let go.

Thompson appeared to take the news very well, tweeting: “I’ve had a great 22 years with Sky Sports.”

“Enjoyed every minute with some amazing people on the show and behind the scenes which made it the iconic show it is today. Good luck to Sky, Jeff, Merse and the new gang on Soccer Saturday.”

There’s not yet been any announcement regarding who will replace the departing trio on the show.