Jim Beglin, an Irish former professional footballer and current co-commentator for RTÉ, CBS Sports, BT Sport, and Premier League Productions has replied to the Kenyan comedian now known as the “Kenyan Peter Drury”.
The comedian popularly known by his stage name ‘Arap Uria’ recorded a commentary of the famous 2018 Champions League encounter between AS Roma and Barcelona posting it to a flabbergasted fan base, reawakening the words of Drury on that historic night in Rome.
Ghanaian Ibrahmal took to the social media platform retweeting the post on his twitter handle timeline captioning “Kenyan Peter Drury’, before tagging Jim Beglin.
Jim was amazed with the creativity of the upcoming comedian and quickly replied showing love and admiration for the ‘talent’ possessed by the Kenyan comedian.
Jim went on to comment to his fan base, reawakening the words of Drury on that historic night for As Roma as they scored the much-needed goal to proceed to the semifinals of the Champion’s League.
His narration of the Champions League victory over Barcelona in April earned widespread acclaim, with clips circulating on social media for days after the quarter-final second leg.
“Roma have risen from their ruins! Manolas, the Greek God in Rome! The unthinkable unfolds before our eyes. This was not meant to happen; this could not happen… this is happening!” Peter Drury, English Commentator during the AS Roma vs Barcelona Champions League match, 2018.
Little is known of the upcoming “Kenyan Peter Drury” but through his tweets of emulating the unique voice of the EPL commentator, he has seemingly caught the attention of many.
Jim through his Twitter page remarked, “Love the cans/mugs” relating to the tools used by the comedian during his imitating commentary, through cans and mugs as his replica of headphones and maize comb as his microphone.
To the much awe, Jim’s tweet surfaced widely with his tweet garnering a whopping 19.5k likes and 5.3k retweets as the Kenyans showed their support for the upcoming comedian.
Arap Uria thanked Jim and his fans for the recognition and was hopeful someday he will meet them in person.
“Thank you for recognizing me @jimbeglin hopes that someday I’ll see you guys otherwise welcome to Kenya,” Uria noted.
Beglin going further humbly replying the message hoping to meet the comedian one day.
“I hope to see you too one day,” Beglin said.
“I hope you show Peter this or just inbox him directly @jimbeglin he deserves to see it,” a fan said to Beglin.
“Very few will understand the cups especially metallic ones. They bring the stadium to the kitchen,” Another fan noted.
Peter Drury is a football commentator, formerly with ITV Sport as their number two football commentator, a role he had held from 1998 to 2013.
The highly articulate Drury has an ability of summoning the right words at the right time, consistently keeping his composure to deliver lines which are both elaborate and accessible – something that arguably sets him apart from many other football commentators globally.