A British football legend Alan Shearer was left red-faced after he put Spain's Euro glory down to "Sex" while commentating during the Euro Cup finals, a gaffe which was uploaded onto the web within minutes.
During his commentary on the BBC, Shearer, a former England football skipper got tongue-tied and mixed up the words "success" and "sex", in an embarrassing blooper which the SunSport columnist might have got away with in any other context, The Sun reported.
"It’s the hunger and the desire from these guys, because let’s not forget these guys have had an unbelievable amount of sex ... success," Shearer ended up saying.
A clip of the gaffe was uploaded on the internet within minutes of the commentary, and Shearer was soon trending on social network site Twitter.
Blasting the English team's performance during the league, Shearer said that whether it was the extra nookie or just more determination, it’s clear that the Spanish team were a cut above England.
"If we accept this level of performance, then we have given up on England," Shearer said.
"Have we dropped so far down the pecking order that we are applauding England for trying hard and being well-organised? That is the least you should expect from any side," he said.
"I cannot remember the last time the nation celebrated the team getting out of our group. We are getting progressively worse if you look at our performances in the last three major tournaments we qualified for," said Shearer.
Shearer has played as a striker in the top level of English league football for Southampton, Blackburn Rovers, Newcastle United and for the England national team.
He is considered by some as one of England's best strikers, being both Newcastle's and the Premier League's record goalscorer.
Updated Date: Jul 03, 2012 16:24:36 IST