With his employers in action at noon today Jermain Defoe headed 240 miles south to Manchester to pick up a lucrative match fee from Sky Sports.
While Steven Gerrard’s side toiled to 2-1 win over St Mirren their veteran striker was more concerned with events at The London Stadium where West Ham enjoyed a 1-0 win over Spurs.
While the second half was raging on in Paisley Defoe was sitting alongside Graeme Souness inside Old Trafford previewing the action involving two of his former clubs.
It was to be a long afternoon for the Ibrox player-coach, once the West Ham game was over attention switched to the main event- Manchester United v Liverpool.
Why Defoe was chosen to share his thoughts on that match are something of a mystery. With Souness batting for the visitors Roy Keane or another former Manchester United figure would have been perfect to debate the issues with.
Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher joined Martin Tyler in the commentary box as the visitors pushed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer closer to the exit door.
— Daily Record Sport (@Record_Sport) October 24, 2021
Jermaine Defoe is currently a pundit on Sky Sports for Spurs v West Ham whilst the team that pays his wages are playing on another channel.
Vive le Cinch. pic.twitter.com/fDG2fn5YKu
— Ray Bradshaw (@comedyray) October 24, 2021
Jermain Defoe appears as pundit on Sky Sports in London while Rangers are playing Good use of their wages ?
— Paul (@phford40) October 24, 2021
Jermaine Defoe in the Sky studio while his current team have a match on in Scotland. Weird!
— Niall Kelly (@TheKellyman) October 24, 2021
Defoe shouldn’t be a pundit for sky today especially during a match we are playing in. Just my opinion. Poor look.
— . (@chr1sbett) October 24, 2021
Any reason why Defoe is doing sky punditry while the Rangers game is on?
— SD (@sdml3) October 24, 2021
Defoe on sky for Spurs game. Is he not meant to be part of match day coaching team
— Shaun Kerr (@shaunkerr1690) October 24, 2021
Rangers player coach Jermain Defoe in the Sky studio covering English games while Rangers are playing St Mirren on another Sky channel?? A dreadful look.
— Ryan Sloan (@ryansloan07) October 24, 2021