Jamie O’Hara recently rowed back on comments disparaging Rangers but it appears he hasn’t quite done his homework since his public apology.
The outspoken talkSPORT pundit held his hands up on Breakfast with Laura Woods [08/03/21] and said he got it “completely wrong” that the Light Blues weren’t a big club.
However speaking on talkSPORT’s Breakfast with Alan Brazil [06:00, 08/04/21] the former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder mixed up his Old Firm sides when discussing Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard.
Brazil opened the conversation by praising the 23-year-old in conversation with ex-England forward Gabby Agbonlahor.
He said: “Gab I don’t know if you know much about Eduoard and Celtic but let me tell you, he’s better than what we’ve seen so far, he’s a good player. I think he can play in the Premier [League] no danger.”
Agbonlahor replied: “If he came to Chelsea today he’d be their best striker, I rate him highly. He reminds me of [Moussa] Dembele. I think that’s a great shout Al.”
Brazil and Agbonlahor then poked fun at O’Hara for ‘not having Scottish football’ and he hit back: “No I am but come on let’s be realistic, he’s saying he’s going to come in from Rangers and be their best player.”
The talkSPORT duo burst out laughing and bellowed “CELTIC” in unison to which O’Hara acknowledged his mistake.
Make no mistake
O’Hara’s error was not the first made in that brief exchange over Edouard on talkSPORT.
Brazil’s remark that he could be play in the Premier League is probably a fair assessment given that he has hit 15 Scottish Premiership goals for three seasons running, but Agblonhaor’s claim was outlandish.
To suggest he would waltz into Champions League quarter-finalists Chelsea and be their best striker is laughable considering they have World Cup winner Olivier Giroud alongside Bundesliga bagsman Timo Werner and last season’s top scorer Tammy Abraham.
If Agbonlahor thinks that about Edouard what must he think about Alfredo Morelos? El Buffalo has struck 55 Premiership goals since moving to Rangers and scored 19 Europa League goals in the past two campaigns, compared to the Celtic striker’s seven.
The reality is that the Agbonlahor and O’Hara duo showed once again how clueless large sections of the English media are on Scottish football.
In other Rangers news, Andy Halliday shocked by reports linking 2018 Gers flop with a £52m move to Bayern Munich.