Soccer Aid have denied reports that commentator Clive Tyldesley has been sacked from next year's edition of the charity football match.

A report from the Sun claimed that Tyldesley had been axed after he was accused of fat-shaming comedian Tom Davis and YouTube star Chunkz, with an insider telling the publication: "Clive’s been told he won’t be back for next year’s Soccer Aid because of the comments he made.

"It was clear that while Clive thought he was just having a laugh, no one really found his jokes funny, let alone Tom and Chunkz who bore the brunt of them.

"Soccer Aid raises millions for children and is watched by kids and young people across the UK. Having them listen to someone like Clive then mocking players for their weight seems totally unacceptable.

Clive Tyldesley has commentated on eight Soccer Aid events

"People made their voices heard on social media and the bosses at Soccer Aid listened. Clive understands why he won’t be back.

"And it will be put forward as them bringing in new blood when it comes to the commentators on next year’s game."

However, Soccer Aid have denied that they have sacked Tyldesley, with a spokesperson saying: "Soccer Aid for Unicef 2020 raised a record £9.3m, thanks to the generosity of the public.

Chunkz missed from the spot to give World XI the victory
YouTube star Chunkz in action at Soccer Aid

"This was also made possible by the many celebrities and former professional footballers who all gave their time for free, amongst whom is the game's commentator Clive Tyldesley.

"Clive has commentated on eight Soccer Aid for Unicef matches and everyone connected to the event is thankful to him for his continued support.Clive has not been sacked as a Soccer Aid for Unicef commentator.

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"Where Clive - or any other member of talent - is concerned no decision has been taken on their respective involvement in future matches.

"This is normal protocol given planning for the next Soccer Aid for Unicef will only commence in 2021."

Among the comments Tyldesley made, he said of Davis' glasses: "He's got his Edgar Davids on tonight, so he can see past his stomach."

And when Chunkz came on, Tyldesley joked: "You can take guided tours round Chunkz."