Chris Kamara thanks Middlesbrough fans for their support

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Chris Kamara has thanked Middlesbrough fans for their support of the TV presenter during Saturday night’s home game against Rotherham.

Middlesbrough-born Kamara, 64, who left Sky Sports at the end of last season, is battling speech apraxia and this week revealed that he felt “a scammer” as a broadcaster.

Boro fans unfurled a banner during the Sky Bet Championship match, which read: “You are not an impostor, you are incredible Kammy.”

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The former Portsmouth, Swindon and Leeds midfielder took to social media, saying on Twitter: “Wow, that’s ‘Incredible Jeff’. Thank you”.

“Incredible Jeff” became one of Kamara’s hugely popular catchphrases during his work as a Sky Sports reporter when he described the match action to Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling.

Kamara told Steven Bartlett’s Diary of a CEO podcast this week that he was considering quitting all television work at the end of last season, but after being persuaded to continue, he was “doubly busy than before”.

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When asked what life was like for him right now, Kamara said in the podcast, “Strange in terms of I now feel like a broadcast scammer – I don’t bring to the table what I used to do. So that’s hard.

“I feel like I’m doing these programs and they’re not getting the best out of me, but they tolerate me. That’s how it feels.

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“My life away from the screen couldn’t be better – grandchildren, family, it’s perfect.”

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