Clive Tyldesley doubles down on his criticism of Sky Sports’ pre-match Manchester derby coverage with an ‘urban poet’ as he posts on social media that he is ‘more of a Mike Skinner man’
- Commentator and presenter, 69, lashed out at Sky Sports’ social media post
- Tays, a music artist from Manchester, was seen rapping about the derby in a clip
- To follow Mail Sport’s new Man United WhatsApp channel for all the latest news
Clive Tyldesley has confirmed his belief that Sky Sports’ pre-match coverage of Sunday’s Manchester derby was poor by revisiting the broadcaster on Monday morning.
On Sunday, the commentator said he was unimpressed by their use of an ‘urban poet’ in Manchester-born rapper Tays.
Tays, wearing a Manchester City shirt, raps about his club’s recent dominance over bitter rivals Manchester United.
As he walks around the city, Tays shows off why Manchester is ‘blue’ – with the club’s three consecutive Premier League titles and last season’s emphatic Treble success.
It led to Tyldesley, 69, taking to X, formerly Twitter, although he posted his unflattering opinion of the song.
Clive Tyldesley (far left) has criticized Sky Sports and rapper Tays (right) again on social media
“This city stays blue,” Tays said during the Sky Sports Premier League clip
Tyldesley wrote (above) on Monday his preference for Mike Skinner after his previous post (below)
‘Is there anyone left who can watch a big football match without an overture from a city poet?’ he posted.
And on Monday, the commentator doubled down on his thoughts by putting them forward with a tongue-in-cheek post – referencing his preference for legendary British rapper Mike Skinner of ‘The Streets’.
“I’m more of a Mike Skinner guy myself. Original pirate material…” he wrote, accompanied by a wink emoji.
The artist is good friends with Aitch, a fellow northern music icon, who was pictured side by side at the Pride of Britain Awards earlier this month.
Although Aitch is known as a diehard Manchester United fan, the two put their rivalry aside for friendship.
In the rap, Tays mentions City’s journey from Maine Road, home of Pep Guardiola’s club until 2003, to the Etihad Stadium, ending his rap with: ‘This City stays blue.’
In similar coverage, Sky Sports also posted a clip of Aitch and Marcus Rashford, with the young rapper joking: ‘Marcus is going to get me a deal at United soon!
Manchester United then suffered a devastating 3-0 home defeat, having now lost half of their first ten games this season.
City is third in the Premier League with 24 points, two behind top player Tottenham Hotspur.
Tays (right) is close friends with fellow Northern music icon Aitch, who was pictured side by side at the Pride of Britain Awards earlier this month