Robbie Savage’s mum left the former footballer red faced live on-air by giving him a strong telling off on his BBC Radio 5 Live show.
Valerie phoned in to give her Premier League predictions – but instead ended up giving her boy a piece of her mind.
Savage touched on the Eric Dier incident at Tottenham this week as he dived into the stands allegedly to help his brother who was in a fight with a fan.
The former Wales midfielder failed to say he would have done exactly the same as Dier, which left Val fuming with her son.
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“If I was in the stand and being abused, and you’d walked off the pitch, you can forget your Terry’s Chocolate Orange at Christmas,” Mrs Savage said over the phone.
“I’m disgusted Robert.”
When asked by Savage what she wanted him to do, Valerie replied: “I’d want you to stick up for me.
“A footballer is a footballer, but before that, they’re a human being and they’ve got feelings. I’m all for Eric Dier.”
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Valerie went on to give her predictions, but quickly went back to berating her son, even admitting she sympathised with Eric Cantona who was given an eight-month ban after assaulting a fan who was giving the Frenchman abuse.
“I’m just disappointed that you wouldn’t come and stick up for me,” she added.
“You said before that you’d have to think about it. You shouldn’t have to think about it.
“I know he did wrong being a professional footballer, but at the end of the day, you’re a human being – just like Cantona was when he went into the crowd and have him [a fan] a kung-fu kicking. I agreed with that too!”
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Savage cut the call there though, replying: “You can’t agree with that!”
Fans loved the encounter on Twitter, with many reminding Savage that it’s never a good idea to argue with your own mum.
“Robbie’s mum your a legend and well done for reminding him family is more important than football,” one wrote.
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A second added: “Hey Robbie lesson learnt there don't argue with your mam.”
“Good for Mrs Savage. Dier was dead right in confronting these cowards,” put a third.
Dier could face a charge from the FA over the incident, but isn't expected to be punished by Tottenham.
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