For one reason or another our sports stars have a reputation of not being very clever.

Off the pitch, athletes have a knack of putting their foot in it during interviews and punditry.

Here are 15 moments words failed our beloved athletes.

1. “You know it’s going to hell when…” – Charles Barkley

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Charles Barkley once described the state of the world with this unforgettable classic. “You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.”

Although this was a true statement it was truly unwarranted and shocking.

2. “I’m traveling to all 51 states to see who can stop 85” -Chad Johnson

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Once one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, Ocho Cinco was a sucker for a badly worded quote.