Soccer Aid fans rage over Clive Tyldesley’ ‘fat-shaming’ of Tom Davis and Chunkz

Soccer Aid was back tonight, and the good cause show saw a new batch of celebs, as well as some returning stars played a special game of football alongside former professional players.

The game, which raises money for Unicef, looked a lot different this year, with no crowd in the stadium due to Covid-19 social distancing measures.

But despite the match not having the usual buzz of the stadium crowd, viewers at home were just as excited to see their favourite celebs and professional players take to the pitch, with female professionals also taking part for the first time in the charity match's history.

But despite the excitement from viewers at home, some were left with a bitter taste in their mouths over the "fat-shaming" of comedian Tom Davis and YouTube star Chunkz.

Davis, who only played for the first few minutes due to "fluid on his knee" found himself the butt of many of commentator Clive Tyldesley's jokes.

Talking about Davis' glasses, Clive said: "He's got his Edgar Davids on tonight, so he can see past his stomach."

Co-commentator Chris Stark said ahead of him coming off: "He's being replaced by someone even bigger than him," in reference to YouTube star Chunkz.

England coach Bradley Walsh told co-host Kirsty Gallacher after Tom exited the pitch due to injury: "He'll be fine, he's got a lot of body to lose, hasn't he Tom?"

An enthusiastic Chunkz then took to the pitch and Clive joked: "You can take guided tours round Chunkz."

The brutal banter didn't go down well with some viewers watching at home.

One Twitter user said: "Enjoying watching #SoccerAid a great charity event…. But I do think its bad humour to hear the commentator say that Davis glasses can help him see past his stomach… Its a charity event and he's doing his bit!"

While another continued: "Poor from Tyldesley and @Chris_Stark commenting and joking about Tom Davis and Chunkz. How can you you get away with a comment like “you can take guided tours around Chunkz” when referring to his size? Not on!"

A third added: "All Clive Tyldesley has done all night is mock the weight of Chunkz and Tom Davis. Not okay have a word."

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