Fans could not believe the comments made by BBC commentator Danny Murphy during Argentina vs Poland at the World Cup this evening.
In what was a breathless period in the second half of both Group C games, Poland and Mexico found themselves level on points, goal difference, head-to-head, and goals scored.
This meant that Poland were going through due to the fact that they had received less yellow cards than Mexico throughout the tournament.
Despite these permutations, Murphy urged Poland to be more aggressive and to get more yellow cards, even though this was the only thing putting them through to the last 16.
Fans In Disbelief Over Danny Murphy Punditry During Argentina - Poland
Danny Murphy here, advocating for Poland to go out and get more yellows, when the only reason they’re currently going through is because they have less yellows than Mexico
— Evan (@ebsk23) November 30, 2022
Danny Murphy finding it ridiculous that Poland haven't put in enough tackles to get a single yellow card in this game when Poland are currently only going through because of having less yellow cards than Mexico... what
— Orlagh Mullan (@OrlaghMullan) November 30, 2022
Danny Murphy genuinely suggested Poland ignore the yellow card issue to show more "fight".
— Grace Robertson 🏳️⚧️ (@GraceOnFootball) November 30, 2022
"Poland have been lethargic, lacking in quality. it has just been a really poor showing," Murphy also stated. "The French have got nothing to worry about as far as I'm concerned. Poland don't deserve it. They should have lost four or five nil with the chances Argentina have created. They've been really disappointing.
"Poland have been so lucky. Mexican fans all around the world, will have their head in their hands. So many chances created.
"You have to feel for Lewandowski. He is a world class player but he has looked deflated, frustrated and irritated in this second half."
Alan Shearer was also on duty for the BBC, and praised the performance of a resurgent Argentina.
"That was Argentina's best performance so far in the tournament. This is more what we expected from Argentina before the World Cup. Enzo Fernandez, Julian Alvarez have been involved in goals. It seems that Scaloni has found the best starting eleven so hopefully we can see that again. We've got a good draw against Australia which is good."