Tongue-tied Commentator Confuses Soccer Star's Name With Penis

Pienaar. Penis. Whatever.

What's in a name? A lot, especially if you get it hilariously wrong.

Soccer commentator Mark Lawrenson almost gave his co-presenters the giggles by mistakenly referring to Everton player Steven Pienaar as "penis."

The former Liverpool Football Club legend made the embarrassing blunder on the BBC's "Match of the Day" show broadcast on Saturday, the Daily Express reported.

Footage posted online shows the regular guest, 58, analyzing Everton Football Club's performance in its 2-0 win over Dagenham and Redbridge in the FA Cup.

Steven Pienaar (definitely not Steven Penis) playing for Everton
Steven Pienaar (definitely not Steven Penis) playing for Everton

"They have got a really good footballing side, but the problem has been in the last three to four weeks is that they have got in front in games and not really killed the opposition off," he says.

He then adds, "[Phil] Jagielka's back as we saw today, obviously [Kevin] Mirallas, penis, er, Pienaar as well."

The show's host Gabby Logan and fellow guest Trevor Sinclair, who used to play for West Ham United, are seen smirking.

But, incredibly, they stifle their laughter and continue with the analysis. They later tweeted about the incident:

Pienaar, who plays for South Africa, had not commented on the gaffe as of Sunday morning.

Lawrenson played 39 games for the Republic of Ireland national team in an 18-year career that spanned from 1974 to 1992. He also represented the Tampa Bay Rowdies in 1989, in what was then called the American Soccer League.

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