'Who the hell is that fella on the end?'
April 19, 2001 3:09 PM   Subscribe

'Who the hell is that fella on the end?' If you've ever looked out onto a sports field and wondered who all the imposters are pretending to be your favourite team, spare a thought for Manchester United before their 'crucial' European Cup soccer match last night. During the pre-game photographs, it transpired they'd gained a twelfth man somewhere along the line . . .
posted by feelinglistless (11 comments total)
And so we see, that MetaFilter is mainly frequented by Americans and none of them have probably even heard of Manchester United :-)
posted by tomcosgrave at 2:46 AM on April 20, 2001

This link you posted, it says football. But nowhere on there do I see anyone touching the ball or wearing helmets. WTF?

posted by owillis at 2:50 AM on April 20, 2001

Uh, I've seen this predicament before, OWillis. It's nothing to worry about. Some Europeans simply have mistakenly translated the word "soccer" into "football." It's a common mistake. They also get words like "elevator" and "apartment" wrong too. I blame their education system. You should hear what they confuse the word "cigarette" with! *rolls eyes* [ducking]
posted by ZachsMind at 4:30 AM on April 20, 2001

I thought it was absolutely hilarious. The "who the fsck is that" look on Roy Keane's face is priceless.
posted by salmacis at 5:11 AM on April 20, 2001

salmacis: Roy Keane? in this photo? where? (those who are in the photo: [the imposter], Dwight Yorke, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Michael Silvestre, Gary Neville, and goalie Fabien Barthez in the front)
posted by frednorman at 5:33 AM on April 20, 2001

This is the picture doing the rounds in the papers today. The Sun have found the guy and got an exclusive. Nice way to earn 20 grand. :-)
posted by salmacis at 5:42 AM on April 20, 2001

I think this was a great prank. Should be right up there among the top 100 pranks of all time. :)
posted by riffola at 7:01 AM on April 20, 2001

Help translate some English for an American: What is blagging?
posted by rcade at 7:19 AM on April 20, 2001

It's when yau link ather websites an a semi-daily basis. Yau, knaw, a blag. As in "Metafilter is a cammunity weblag."

posted by sonofsamiam at 8:35 AM on April 20, 2001

A note to all American wankers who can not see further than their own noses - Football is the world wide game played by every nation on this planet, where as "American" football is a game for over weight girls in far too much padding and armour. Hope that has cleared things up for anyone with an IQ lower than that of a Big Mac.
posted by Dr.Death at 3:28 PM on April 20, 2001

Note to Euros who think a sport involves running around using only your feet and "one - nil" was a "thrilling match". Please to listen to this

:-) USA! USA! (ok, my chest hurts from alll that thumping...)
posted by owillis at 1:57 AM on April 26, 2001

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