BBC has gifted with arguably its best football match of the decade today when the two teams atop the Premier League met in an FA Cup semifinal at Wembley. It was a thrilling match with memorable moments and bloody memorable goals but for many viewers on social media, the occasion was soured by the co-commentary work of former Spurs player Danny Murphy. It is the default attitude of punters to rinse pundits on social media but Murphy came in for a notable bollocking across the match. Murphy's name was trending on Twitter in both the UK and Ireland right from kickoff, which is never a good sign. The names of Tommy Carr and Lawro were also evoked, which is even worse.
Danny Murphy would suck the life out of you. He's actually worse than Tommy Carr!
— Marty Cassells (@CassellsM) April 22, 2017
Hello @BBCSport - I'm not paying my TV license again until you show me your market research saying viewers want Danny Murphy on tele. Thanks
— Smithy (@ijjysmith) April 22, 2017
Danny Murphy makes me wish Mark Lawrenson still commented for the BBC
— Jaimin Tailor (@jaimin_tailor) April 22, 2017
Is Danny Murphy commentating on the match or is he just reading out every single footballing cliché in the book? #CHETOT
— Billy (@BilllyJP) April 22, 2017
Punters did not appreciate Murphy's ability to state the obvious again and again.
Danny Murphy just stating the obvious and then mumbling to himself about Willian being sad he went off. Shuuuuuut up
— Block 2 Gooner (@Benjamin_AFC) April 22, 2017
Danny Murphy--"Spurs needed that goal".......ok cpt obvious #CHETOT
— Hayward (@rich54hayward) April 22, 2017
Chelsea fans certainly did not appreciate a perceived Tottenham bias.
"He might have jumped over it; it doesn't matter." - Danny Murphy. No Daniel, that's called a dive mate.
— Hagrid (@HarryBlackburn2) April 22, 2017
— Lee Sprunt ▲ (@LeeSprunt) April 22, 2017
Typical Danny Murphy grudgingly accepting that David Luiz took a sore one while not even suggesting that Dele Alli trod on him deliberately.
— Beyond The Last Man (@BeyondTLM) April 22, 2017
And no one liked Murphy mentioning the Wembley grass as an excuse for Spurs's loss today.
Danny Murphy is talking about the length of the Wembley grass. It's no wonder I'm on anti-depressants.
— Tom (@TF67_) April 22, 2017
Danny Murphy justifying Spurs performance by arguing about the length of the grass. Since when was Ty from ArsenalFanTV commentating
— Gelo (@afcgelo) April 22, 2017
Danny Murphy there, blaming the grass for Tottenham losing.
He should get a job with Network Rail #CHETOT
— Tommo (@LUFC1992) April 22, 2017
In fairness to Murphy his former teammate Ugo Ehiogu died yesterday, so you can understand why he might not be the most chipper man at Wembley, but it's rare to see fans so vociferously united against a co-commentator. No one had time for Murphy today.