Martin O’Neill sets the record straight over his World Cup studio encounter with Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams
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Martin O’Neill can be a prickly character at times, as Robbie Williams discovered to his cost while visiting the BBC studio at the 1998 World Cup.

The former Take That star, who had recently embarked on a successful solo career, unzipped his jacket on air to reveal a t-shirt that read ‘Des is God’.

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Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a freelance journalist. He has written for FourFourTwo, BBC Sport and When Saturday Comes among others. A Birmingham City supporter and staunch Nikola Zigic advocate, he once scored a hat-trick at St. Andrew’s (in a half-time game). He also has far too many football shirts and spends far too much time reading the Wikipedia pages of obscure players.