'No Andy Townsend' trends worldwide on Twitter after ITV co-commentator pulls a sickie

ITV co-commentator pulled out of Manchester City vs Barcelona because of illness

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It's pretty fair to say that ITV co-commentator Andy Townsend is not the most popular former pro we hear on our TV screens.

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Back in October we ran a poll that proved the former Chelsea and Aston Villa man was the least popular voice, when more than 900 of you (37 per cent) voted for him.

But it appears that vote was just a taster of the true vitriol members of the public feel for Townsend's skills behind the mic.

When ITV announced that Townsend would not be working as Manchester City played Barcelona at the Etihad, 'No Andy Townsend' started trending - not just in the UK, but reaching No 4 in the world.

Here is some of the best reaction.

Lee Dixon stepped in for Townsend and got a much nice reaction...

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