Robin van Persie’s sublime goal yesterday kept Man United in the FA Cup... and nearly caused a fanatical United fan to break up with his wife.
The quality and significance of Van Persie’s goal yesterday would have prompted delirium amongst many United fans, but one woman wasn’t too pleased about the reaction of her hubby in a Chester pub (The Temple Bar according to the always excellent 101 Great Goals).
As men and fervent football fans we’re a little bit biased, but we didn’t think the reaction of the United fan was particularly over the top, but his missus was not happy at all, poking him and shouting at him to calm down (see video above).
Still caught up in the excitement of the goal, the fan in question continues to shout ‘Get In’ and ‘Do it’ while his wife urges him to calm down, before asking his wife repeatedly if she wants the wedding ring back and delivering the ultimate insult when he says, ‘I’m not talking to you’.
We’re sure there are plenty of ladies who have been in a familiar position over the years and we have some sympathy, honestly we do, but if a man can’t get excited about a goal like this, then the game is up for all of us.
Hat-tip: 101 Great Goals