Well if he was already covering football that does make it seem like a pretty weird choice.
Weirder that his manager would have approved the request in the first place. Assume that's how it works over there? You don't get to just say "I'm taking my PTO on these days", you still have to 'ask...
I'm trying to give Madeley the benefit of the doubt here; maybe the vacation was scheduled months in advance of when he found out he'd be covering Wolves?
Hard for me to get mad at someone using their PTO.