Chris Kamara’s epic message to ex-colleague Jeff Stelling during Soccer Saturday

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Chris Kamara has sent a comical message to former Soccer Saturday colleague Jeff Stelling as the new Football League season begins – having quit Sky Sports earlier this year.

The former professional midfielder and manager turned much-loved broadcaster announced back in May that he would be leaving the channel – with Stelling doing a U-turn over his own departure and fronting their coverage on Saturday.

Sending a tongue-in-cheek dig towards the veteran broadcaster while he was on air this weekend, Kamara wrote on Twitter: "It’s nearly half time and Unbelievable @JeffStelling hasn’t come over to the Brick Wall Stadium."

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Kamara posed in front of a brick wall while wearing his old Sky Sports branded coat and trademark headset with a baffled reaction – earning plaudits from tickled fans.

Former Sky colleague Bianca Westwood wrote in response: "Is it level though Kammy?? Missing you x."

As well as his former co-workers, Twitter users have been out in force to tell the hugely popular Kammy that the beloved football show is not the same without him.

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One social media user said: "It isn't the start of an #EFL season without the iconic "IT'S UNBELIEVABLE JEFF!" From Kammy."

With a second saying: "Hope you're ok Kammy, not the same without you."

The 64-year-old has said after an emotional tribute was shown on screen at the end of last season: "I had a tear in my eye when Unbelievable Jeff got choked up on screen.

"I can’t thank Sky enough for that wonderful tribute. The good news also is I am nearly there in terms of my health, had amazing help."

Having realised a charity single for England's Euro 2012 campaign, Kamara revealed that he had developed apraxia of speech which caused him to slur some of his words, alongside a thyroid problem.

Kamara, who has also worked on Goals on Sunday and Ninja Warrior UK, confirmed after his Sky Sports exit that he was continuing in his recovery from a health condition.

Having co-commentated on ITV’s The Games, he posed inside an oxygen chamber with the message: "6 enjoyable days working on The Games. Back in the Oxygen chamber today as the recovery continues."

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