It doesn't work like that, Alan: BBC pundit Hansen mocked as he picks three teams from same group to make Euro semis
11:04 GMT, 6 June 2012
Alan Hansen has been mocked by fans after picking three teams from the same group among his tips for the Euro 2012 semi-finals.
The Match of the Day regular joined other BBC pundits in revealing their tips for the tournament in Poland and Ukraine.
But Hansen found himself on the end of a string of jibes after selecting Germany, Holland and Portugal as semi-finalists along with champions Spain.
Are you sure Alan Hansen picked Germany, Holland and Portugal to make the semi final despite them all being in Group B
That is impossible as only the top two teams from each group can qualify for the knockout stages.
The article on the BBC Sport website was later amended to show just three tips for the semi-finals, while the others – such as Alan Shearer – all had four picks.
One fan took to Twitter, to have a pop at Hansen, saying: 'The Alan Hansen quote just reinforces the shared view of the over-paid, over-comfortable, under-researched & downright lazy BBC Sport team'
Are you sure Alan Hansen's original picks for the semi finals
Changing his mind Hansen only has three picks for the semi finals as his original picks were not possible
Hansen has come in for criticism for his lack of insight on Match of the Day, particularly after details of his huge salary emerged.
The former Liverpool star earns around 1.5million per year from the corporation – around 40,000 per MOTD episode.
Top tips: Hansen expects Robin van Persie's Holland to make the semi finals
Hansen will be part of the BBC team for Euro 2012 studio team who will broadcast from their base in Salford during the finals.