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The Traitors star Paul Gorton has delivered his authoritative verdict on which footballing icons are backstabbers and which are faithful.
Gorton ran the rule over Mo Salah, Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, Jurgen Klopp, and Sarina Wiegman among others.
The Traitors is a BBC reality series where ‘Faithful’ contestants try to work out who the assigned ‘Traitors’ are to vote them out and win the jackpot.
Gorton, a Traitor who ruled the show with a ‘reign of terror’, was finally voted out in a shock banishment on Thursday night.
Most of his answers seemed to fit the stereotypes of players and managers he was asked about, but some of his responses were surprising in a BBC Sport TikTok.
He was first asked about ex-Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo, who he labelled a ‘Traitor’.
Paul Gorton was asked to choose whether football stars were a ‘Faithful’ or a ‘Traitor’, based off the TV show ‘The Traitors’
He described Jurgen Klopp as ‘one of the best people in the world’ and an ‘absolute Faithful’
On Liverpool boss Klopp, he said: ‘Absolute Faithful. One of the best people in the world. Trust him with my life.’
Leah Williamson, captain of the England women’s team, was selected as a ‘Faithful’.
Gorton gushed about Kane, saying: ‘Love Harry. Harry hasn’t got a lie in him. Absolute Faithful.’
Who was ‘the biggest Traitor I have ever seen in my entire life’?
That distinction belonged to Jose Mourinho, who was sacked by Roma last week.
Gorton wouldn’t give a straight answer on Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, claiming: ‘I don’t even think Erling would be in the game. He’d be meditating in the corner and somehow win.’
He described Everton manager Sean Dyche as a ‘Faithful’ and ‘one of the strongest I’ve ever seen’.
It was the same for Liverpool ace Salah, about whom he said: ‘Whatever the best version of a Faithful is. He’s even better than Klopp.’
Gorton said Mohamed Salah was ‘even better than Klopp’, ‘whatever the best version of a Faithful is’
And in a shock twist at the end, Gorton seemed to deliver a shocking verdict on Sarina Wiegman, England Women’s manager.
‘Big traitor. Lies all over her face,’ he laughed.
But then he pulled an Uno Reverse card on us all, correcting his comment with the age-old get-out clause: ‘Just joking.’