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Colin Murray, John Inverdale, Alan Shearer: Which BBC pundit irritates you most?

Imagine you have been offered the position of BBC Director General for a single working day. Filling your in-tray - dozens of CVs, a few latent scandals, and the latest in ongoing pay disputes. But one burning desire fills your mind. (No, there won't be time to commission that ideal period drama). There will be time, however, to give your least favourite BBC sports presenter a dressing down - so, prepare your best Sir Alan Sugar impression, who's it going to be?

Mark Lawrenson: Commentating on Champions League fixtures in 2011, Lawrenson noticed that brothers Lars Bender and Sven Bender were both playing in London. "Two Benders playing against London clubs, that's unusual", he quipped. Lawrenson later apologised.

Robbie Savage: Formerly a “nasty” midfielder, Savage now splits opinion as a presenter on BBC radio 5 live. Grounds for a sacking might be found in this infamous video of Savage singing his own theme tune on the way to a game.

John Inverdale: Comments about the looks of Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli put Inverdale in hot water earlier this month. Culture Secretary Maria Miller felt the BBC let Inverdale off the hook lightly, and let the DG know in an open letter.

Alan Shearer: Just boring, really.

Colin Murray: The Match of the Day Two presenter has raised the spectre of BBC sexism once more with his claim that the perfect athlete would combine Bolt's speed with Jessica Ennis's "bottom".

So, who will you be calling into the office?

 

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