WATCH: Jeff Stelling claims an Irish Premier League player as British 5 years ago

WATCH: Jeff Stelling claims an Irish Premier League player as British

Ah, we'll let him away with this one, shall we?

Sometimes it can be very frustrating when English sports media claim elite Irish athletes as British, especially after they've just won a major title.

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Jeff Stelling, during today's Gillette Soccer Saturday, borrowed on of Ireland's midfielder's for the empire today but we're thinking we'll let it slide. It didn't sound like he really meant it. Besides, we like Jeff.

While discussing Stoke's chances against Everton in one of today's 3pm kick-offs, Stelling described Stoke's line-up as "very British" - giving the examples of Phil Bardsley, Peter Crouch, Ryan Shawcross, Joe Allen and, of course... Glenn Whelan.

The same Glenn Whelan who was born in Dublin and has 73 caps for Ireland...

Tsk tsk tsk. Unbelievable, Jeff. Watch the moment below: