VIDEO: Sky Sports News left red-faced after prankster pretends to be Shay Given live on air 5 years ago

VIDEO: Sky Sports News left red-faced after prankster pretends to be Shay Given live on air

Sky Sports News HQ committed one of the cardinal sins of phone interviews on Sunday night.

After the extent of Jack Butland's injury became clear following England's win over Germany, the 24-hour sports news channel decided to get in touch with the 23-year-old's Stoke team-mate Shay Given.

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What would normally be standard, relatively unremarkable segment to fill another few minutes became something much more.

As the presenter asked his opening question, it quickly became apparent that it was not the Republic of Ireland's second most-capped player on the other end of the line.

The presenter clearly realises the error as he thanks "Shay" and cuts the interview short.