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Harry Redknapp dropped by BT Sport for Portsmouth and Arsenal FA Cup tie over backlash fears

Harry Redknapp dropped by BT Sport for FA Cup clash between Portsmouth and Arsenal due to fears of backlash from home supporters

  • BT Sport will not use Harry Redknapp for Portsmouth v Arsenal FA Cup clash
  • The pundit has been withdrawn over fears of angry reaction from home fans 
  • Redknapp won FA Cup with Pompey in 2008 in second of two spells in charge

BT Sport have decided not to use Harry Redknapp as a pundit for their live broadcast of the FA Cup fifth round clash between Portsmouth and Arsenal due to concerns he may be the target of abuse from home fans, according to the Portsmouth News.

The League One club will host the Gunners at Fratton Park on Monday March 2 as the lowest-ranked side remaining in the competition, with the clash inevitably picked up for television coverage. 

Redknapp has worked frequently for BT Sport on their coverage of Premier League and continental matches in the past, as well as appearing as a pundit on a host of other shows. 

Harry Redknapp will not be a pundit as Portsmouth face Arsenal in the FA Cup fifth round

As a former…