Video: Fan calls Sky Sports News pretending to be Shay Given

The real Shay Given. Picture: PA

The real Shay Given. Picture: PA

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Sky Sports News were left embarrassed last night when they were duped into believing Shay Given had called into the programme.

The fake Irish stopper was giving his take on Jack Butland’s injury and was put live on air.

It quickly became apparent the man on the other end of the line was not Butland’s deputy at Stoke City and Sky Sports News ended the call.

Unfortunately for them, thousands of viewers across the country had already picked up on the gag which quickly began doing the rounds on social media.

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