Twitter has fun at Mark Lawrenson’s expense as he utters the ‘P’ word on Match of the Day

Football fans find plenty to laugh about as the lugubrious Lawro makes a slip of the tongue...

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Did he really say that?

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Football pundit Mark Lawrenson looked distinctly red-faced on Match of the Day last night as he uttered the, ahem, P-word.

The former Liverpool defender was talking about Everton footballer Steven Pienaar but he called the midfielder something else instead. Something you can probably guess already…

And the show’s fans were not going to let him forget it, especially when Gabby Logan reacted immediately to the slip with a hearty chuckle:

One wrote:

And there was also this:

And of course there was a fair deal of smutty innuendo, the most polite of which was probably this (do not read if you are in any way easily offended):

Another viewer thought that Match of the Day fans could have just gained an insight into the working’s of Lawro’s unconscious:

Still, at least his colleagues on the show were sympathetic.

Logan wrote:

While fellow pundit Trevor Sinclair was equally sympathetic:

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 So that’s alright then…