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ESPN soccer fail: Manchester City fans calls United rival a ‘right Moppet’

by | 9th, December 2012

BEFORE the Manchester City v Manchester United Premier League match kicked off, American broadcaster ESPN attempted to explain to American viewers what it means to support the clubs. Overlooking the obvious error City’s biggest fans are based in the Middle East; United’s fans mostly live in London we see that “Muppet” has been transcribe as “Moppet”. Muppet means a brainless, cloth-eared toy with a hand working your arse; Moppet means a cutesy young child.

I once went to an ESPN FA Cup evening. It featured Budweiser on tap (all you could drink! (a sip)) and various corporate drones harping on about the FA Cup. At a Q&A with a brand ambassador,

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