JEFF STELLING left his Sky Sports colleagues stunned as he rocked PINK tracksuit bottoms on air.
The Soccer Saturday presenter was in his usual hot seat for the afternoon's football action.
He opened the show by joking he had to be on top of his game with Gary Lineker now available to pinch his job.
And the popular Stelling, 67, caused another stir when he stood up from behind his desk in the Sky studio.
The Hartlepool fan had his suit jacket, shirt and tie on as normal for his flagship show.
But then he revealed the slightly-too-tight, eye-opening salmon pink joggers.
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Pundits Paul Merson, Clinton Morrison and Kris Boyd did not know where to look as they cracked into laughter.
But Stelling was rocking the unusual trousers in a stand of solidarity with Sky Sports reporter Michelle Owen, who was criticised on social media for wearing her fuchsia bottoms for Plymouth's win over Derby on Tuesday.
Stelling said: "My friend and colleague Michelle Owen was presenting EFL coverage and was criticised by somebody on Twitter in part because of her clothing.
"She was wearing some pink tracky bottoms which looked absolutely fantastic but unfortunately the tweeter, who swiftly deleted the tweet by the way, was suggesting otherwise.
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"I vowed at the time I would show solidarity with Michelle… so Michelle, I am showing solidarity today because there you go.
"What do you think, guys? Pretty in pink?
"Okay, keep your thoughts to yourselves."
Merse quipped in reply: "I'm tweeting him for that one."
When Stelling had tweeted Owen with his promise on Tuesday night, the reporter replied: "You can borrow mine- we are a similar height!"
And fans watching on at home loved Stelling's brilliant public response.
One said: "Some people will make any excuse to criticise female presenters and pundits, good on Jeff for calling it out."
Another wrote: "Don’t understand people like that. Michelle Owen
is one of the best around in all honesty. Love the trackies Jeff Stelling."
And a third simply added: "Go on, Jeff."
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