Robbie Savage on breaking his leg at Watford

Robbie Savage admitted on Saturday he was kind of to blame for the incident at Vicarage Road in 2007 that left him with a broken leg.

Savage has said several times on BBC 606 that “I don’t like Watford fans” because “all the fans were laughing” when he was carried off on a stretcher in the second half of the 2007 Premier League clash between Watford and Blackburn Rovers. He sustained a compound fracture of his right leg following a meaty tackle with Al Bangura in a game Watford won 2-1.



“Fifty seconds before we’d gone up for a header in middle of the park, ” said Savage on BT Sport. “I thought, ‘He’s going to leave one on me’ so the next one I thought, ‘You’re having it’. The ball has dropped and as I’ve gone to sidefoot it. I’ve kicked the bottom of his studs.”



Savage was back at Vicarage Road on Saturday in the BT Sport studio as joint host of the Fletch & Sav show. One of the guests was Graham Taylor.

“Have I told you I broke my leg here?” Savaged asked the former Watford manager.

“You’ve told me that 20 times,” said Taylor.


Bangura spoke this week about the harrowing ordeal he suffered after being trafficked to England. Click HERE to read his searingly honest recollections.

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