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BBC presenter Jermaine Jenas in X-rated blast at referee during Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham

A BBC presenter launched an X-rated blast at the referee on social media during this afternoon’s North London derby.

Arsenal and Tottenham shared the spoils at the Emirates as they battled out a 2-2 draw.

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Ex-Spurs star and BBC One Show host Jermaine Jenas was raging over the decision to award Arsenal a penalty[/caption]

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He let rip on social media after the VAR check[/caption]

The Gunners took the lead through a Cristian Romero own goal but Son Heung-min got Spurs level just before the break.

However, Arsenal regained the lead courtesy of Bukayo Saka from the penalty spot after a VAR check.

Romero was penalised for handball, despite official Rob Jones initially waving away protests, after the intervention of the video assistant referee.

That decision left many Spurs supporters raging as they questioned the intent of the defender, who had lunged in to block a shot.

And that anger over the penalty even reached boiling point for 40-year-old ex-Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas, who now co-hosts the One Show, as he vented his fury on social media.

He tweeted: “Complete s***house off a referee! They’re all ruining our game!”

Fortunately for Tottenham, and Jenas, the visitors produced an instant response as Son grabbed his second of the game to earn his team a point.

Jenas has enjoyed a successful switch into the world of football punditry since hanging up his boots in 2016 at the age of 32.

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And now the former England international midfielder is a star in the presenting world after joining Alex Jones and Ronan Keating as presenters on The One Show in 2020.

He began his footballing career at Nottingham Forest, making his debut as a 17-year-old in January 2001.

His impressive performances at Forest helped him secure a move to Newcastle United, where he made more than 100 Premier League appearances and picked up the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2003.

Jenas joined Tottenham in 2005 and went on to win the 2008 League Cup, defeating Chelsea in the final.

He later played for Aston Villa, Forest again and Queens Park Rangers before a series of injuries ended his career.

He played 21 times for England and was part of the squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, although he did not feature at the tournament.

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