Coat Balls: Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie Does An Impression Of Chelsea’s FKW John Terry
ROBIN Van Persie is a lot of things – a top finisher for United’ a turncoat for Arsenal – but he is no John Terry. If you are going to call anyone a JT you’d best get your facts straight. PVP has been called a lot of names but labelling him a JT might result in a libel action and pardonable violence.
So, then, to David Ken in the Daily Mail:
You’re not fooling anyone, Robin! Were there shades of JT’s infamous Euro gaffe as substitute Van Persie strips out of his coat to celebrate against Arsenal?
Ah, Terry, the Full Kit W****r.
Robin van Persie knew he was the matchwinner for Manchester United as they hauled themselves back in the title race – and he wasn’t afraid to show it. The striker, who had been substituted in the 85th minute, decided it would be a good idea to join his team-mates on the pitch following the final whistle. Fair enough, but unfortunately for Van Persie the move looked reminiscent of John Terry’s infamous celebrations after the 2012 Champions League final.
Champions’ League final… Win over Arsenal… Compare and contrast.
The Chelsea captain was suspended for the dramatic penalty shootout win against Bayern Munich but dressed up in a full kit to lift the trophy. Upon being hooked by David Moyes with five minutes left on Sunday, Van Persie seemed to be handed a coat and sat on the bench. When United had sealed the crucial three points eight minutes later, the 30-year-old looked to have already torn the substitute gear off in readiness to take the plaudits on the pitch.
Eh? Man who scores winning goal against former club is a JT because, like Terry, who played no part in that Chelsea match, he didn’t wear a coat at the final whistle.
We saw you slink off to be replaced by Marouane Fellaini…Painting a picture that you’d played the full 90 minutes was just plain daft.
Slink off? And top investigation work by Kent for spotting that Van Persie didn’t play the full 90 minutes. The 100million people watching the game might have missed that. Detective Kent then moves from Poirot to Cracker, getting inside RVP’s head:
The thought-process behind stripping off could have been that Van Persie was tempted into goading the travelling support at Old Trafford – showing his true colours.
Yeah, Because wildly celebrating his goal hadn’t achieved that aim already.
But it seemed to be that the Dutchman was just keen to show the television audience who was boss. He had scored the only goal of the game in the first half and was embraced by Moyes at the end before allowing the cameras to follow him around. Knowing that attention was coming, the coat had to come off.
Or maybe – maybeeee – he never put the bloody coat on.