Bad blood rose to the surface of old wounds at the Emirates on Saturday. Following a deeply unfunny quip from the stadium announcer, the Birmingham City fans in the away end launched into a lusty appreciation of the ‘funny’ man and City fan Jasper Carrott, disgusting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger.
“Frankly, that is atrocious” spat Wenger. “They will not be remembered for the quality of their comedy choice. Stewart Lee grew up in the West Midlands, they could have picked him instead. More than that though, the insensitivity they have shown is the worst aspect of all this. Alan Davies was here, I don’t know how he felt about the chants. Still, he hasn’t been anything resembling a comedian in years, so may not have even noticed”.
The Frenchman was able to look on the bright side though, adding “We can take small solace in the fact these monsters did not break into a rendition of ‘Funky Moped‘, but nonetheless, this a sad day for English football”.
“Oh, it’s in my head now”.
Alex McLeish claimed not to hear the chants, and denied all knowledge of Jasper Carrott, a clear lie given that he has lived in Birmingham since 2007. New owner Carson Yeung has promised funds to the ex-Scotland manager, which the manager hopes to spend on a fleet of new comedians to provide competition for budding gagsters Lee Bowyer, Liam Ridgewell and Franck Queudrue.