February 3, 2023

‘I’ve got someone calling me an idiot. I was doing nothing wrong this time’

Graeme Souness has revealed he was caught up in a road rage incident which left him being called an “idiot”.

Souness, who was speaking on TalkSPORT, explained that the altercation took place while on the way to the radio station as he attempted to park his car.

“I find London very difficult with the traffic when I drive there. I’m in a car park and I’ve got someone calling me an idiot. I was doing nothing wrong this time. He was in the wrong,” he said.

“He was going the wrong way in a car park. So, there was an early-morning confrontation. I need to take more of my pills to keep the blood pressure down. I normally take a blood pressure tablet before going on air.”

LONDON – AUGUST 18: In this handout image supplied by Sky Sports, (L-R) Glenn Hoddle, Graeme Souness and Ed Chamberlain present the Sky Sports Super Sunday TV coverage during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Radford – Sky Sports/Getty Images)

The pundit takes blood pressure tablets after he was diagnosed with coronary heart disease when he was 38 and underwent a triple bypass before having a stent fitted 10 years later after an artery became blocked.

Souness is reportedly preparing to leave his role as a pundit on Sky Sports at the end of the season. The Athletic reported that the former Liverpool star, who usually signs three-year contracts, only put pen to paper on a one-year deal and will step back from his role at the end of the season.

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He has regularly featured on coverage of top-flight, European and international games since 2006. He joined shortly after leaving Newcastle United, marking an end to a career in management which lasted 20 years.

As well as working for Sky, Souness has also worked for the likes of Rangers TV and ITV in recent years, working for the latter on their coverage of England vs Scotland at the 2020 European Championships last year.

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