Andrew Abbott's Blog

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Poor old Michael Hortin. Like a lot of other local radio hacks I’m sure Michael dreams of fame and fortune, being discovered and making it onto the national scene.

Well now the BBC Radio Lincolnshire sports editor has. In his commentary last night on the cup tie at Walsall, Michael completely missed the fact that Walsall had scored, bringing the tie back to a 2.3 scoreline.

As Hortin was musing over whether City might get a free kick, the deadpan voice of match summariser Steve Thompson chimed in “it’s a goal Michael” . “Is it?” said the nonplussed commentator. The recording was picked up and played on BBC Radio 1. Now it’s trending on twitter. Fame at last!

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