If you happen to flick on to Twitter during a game that's being shown on ITV (or any time of the day, really) you'll find a pretty consistent string of abuse aimed towards former Republic of Ireland player Andy Townsend.
The reason being that people really don't enjoy his commentary, but, as the old song goes, "you don't know what you got till it's gone", as it looks like Andy is out of a job at ITV after they lost the rights to show pretty much any football at all.
The broadcaster will now not be showing FA Cup, live Champions League or Europa League football anymore, and it seems that a mutual decision has been taken not to renew Townsend's contract. According to The Daily Mail, he is believed to have offers to work on live football from other broadcasters abroad, and given the amount of opportunities there are at the moment, he will more than likely have the last laugh, all the way to the bank.
Still, that didn't stop the majority of Twitter poking fun at him this morning.
ITV lose all their live football rights, and Townsend's off on a long holiday. pic.twitter.com/YyXrODPTSn
— Football ClichÃ©s (@FootballCliches) January 8, 2015
When you hear that Andy Townsend will be leaving ITV at the end of the season http://t.co/5EdyUHwAkI
— FootballFanCast.com (@FootballFanCast) January 8, 2015
— Horse Racing Tips (@HRSTips) January 8, 2015
Andy Townsend is leaving ITV at the end of the season. For me Clive, that is a top, top decision at this level.
— The Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) January 8, 2015
Andy Townsend won't have his contract extended with ITV. "For me Clive, that's a fantastic gamble from them. Superb."
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) January 8, 2015
I remember downloading the Andy Townsend commentary pack for FIFA 09. I regret this.
— Adam Brennan (@AdamNinja) January 8, 2015
Gonna get straight on to ITV to tell them what I think of their disgusting decision to axe gorgeous Andy Townsend. https://t.co/BkBQFqJn2K
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 8, 2015