Danny DeVito was booed at the National Television Awards tonight in a gaffe-packed appearance.
The Hollywood actor – who presented the award for Best Drama Performance to Bodyguard star Richard Madden – hit out at the "no nice" audience for booking when he was about to talk about football while on stage.
Before making the award, DeVito told the audience said: "This is a big week for me this week. It's really nice for me to be here.
"I've got tryouts I'm going to get Petr Cech's job." Arsenal. "
He added to the audience "you're not nice" as they booed his seeming support for Arsenal.
He was not told he needed to read the nominees out.
The cringe worthy appearance continued when he announced the winner for Best Drama Performance, and praised Madden as he went to collect his award by stopping him to tell him what he thought of the show.
The star of LA Confidential, Twins and Taxi was presenting the award for Best Drama Performance, which he handed to Bodyguard star Richard Madden, saying: "I really dig your show."
Viewers were divided over the scenes with one writing: "Everyone that booed Danny DeVito at the NTAs should be lined up and shot. He is a five star man."
A second said: "Imaging being a legend like Danny Devito and being booed by z list British soap and reality nobodies."
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A third added: "Danny DeVito is getting booed at the #NTAs is hilar – as is the fact that no one is visible to know what to do about reading the names."
Another commented: "Loved Danny Devito's Petr Cech joke, The NTA Awards crowd obviously did not get it."
Others were vet upset by the scenes, with one tweeting: "u can tell you on my period bc i just saw a video of a booing danny devito and it's right made me cry i get so upset leave him alone u monsters. "
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