After 47 years on the BBC, charming Nelson Mandela and Elizabeth Taylor along the way, the voice of rugby will call it a day at Twickenham painting the best picture he can
At school the teachers called Ian Robertson “Chatterbox”. It was “Chatterbox! Silence!” and “Chatterbox! Stop it!” and “Chatterbox! Shut up!” And he would tell them: “Yes sir, sorry sir, but I just mean to say, sir!”
Robertson has had a lot of jobs since. He has been a player, teacher and coach, he has written books, worked for newspapers and TV, but he has only ever had one real calling. He is a radio man, and almost always has been. He has been in the business for 47 years, chatterboxing away on the BBC, where his peppery Edinburgh brogue has become the voice of rugby.
Written by Andy Bull
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/nov/23/ian-robertson-hangs-up-mic-rugby-union-eddie-jones-nelson-mandela-tony-blair under the title “Ian Robertson hangs up his mic: ‘You don’t gain anything from being an assassin’ | Andy Bull”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.