Mark Bright’s stint alongside Guy Mowbray in the St James’ Park gantry yesterday sparked a surge of Twitter fury
For our part, we just wondered why Brighty was calling the touchline “the byeline” and spent some time trying to figure out his take on referees calling over players to book them – “It’s very schoolboyish. It’s very teacher and Churchill.”
Other than that, it seemed like a regular day at the office for Brighty – albeit an office, naturally, where eloquence was explicitly banned.
The punters on Twitter, however, were not so tolerant. Here’s a sample of the reactions:
Fredorrarci Worst nightmare? “Being stuck in a lift with Mark Bright and John Virgo.”
ironsills Mark Bright on BBC what the heck is he watching ???? No appeal from Boro for the handball !!!! Derr Brighty
DingyDangyDoo Who told Mark Bright he was any good at footy commentating? I’ve just muted him.
BurntTurnip Mark Bright,can I ask,did you ever consider- and this is just a thought -taking your own advice when you were a hugely mediocre footballer?
TOTTfanzine Is there a more annoying commentator than Mark Bright. He’s doing my head in
stiffinho Did Mark Bright really just say “Flat as a fart… Far post”?
CovFan Is Mark Bright drunk?
jim_sin Watching a game on tv with Mark Bright commentating is like actually being there. Sat next to the most annoying man in the ground.
trev81uk HATE MARK BRIGHT!
chrisoldroyd BBC get a decent commentator, Mark Bright is anything but
alecmacknight Mark bright is a tosser..
thommenzies Nevermind getting RATM to no 1, we need a facebook campaign to get Mark Bright off the TV.
im_sin I’m glad part of my licence fee goes towards Mark Bright‘s salary. He’s so insightful and observant.
andygib Mark Bright is clueless as co-commentator on football
roundonefight I’m sure Mark Bright just said ‘shit!’ on the toon/boro commentary
stevieboy31 i just wish the BBC had picked a better commentator than Mark Bright. he doesn’t know what the hell he’s talking about.
paulmclark No wonder mark bright was shit. He’s chuffin blind!