Football pundit Jermaine Jenas soaked by sprinkler during England women’s Euro 2017 match

Channel 4 presenter Samantha Quek has suggested Clare Balding was behind it


The England womenโ€™s football team progressed to the quarter finals of Euro 2017 last night, and everyone there had a great time โ€“ apart from Spurs midfielder turned TV presenter Jermaine Jenas.


The star was playing pundit on the pitch before the match when he strayed into the firing line of a sprinkler, which soaked him on live TV.

His Channel 4 colleagues, former teammates and fans on Twitter rather enjoyed it.

After many years of pre and post-match punditry, youโ€™d think pros such as Clare Balding would have worked out how to avoid sprinkler soakage. This has led to Jenasโ€™s colleague, Olympic hockey gold medal winner and presenter Samantha Quek, to speculate that it may be an inside job:

Sprinklers have a history of terrorising football pundits. Just look at the fear in Gary Nevilleโ€™s eyes when he comes within spitting distance of one:


Not to mention Adrian Chiles and the rest of the ITV team during the 2014 World Cup.