Scunthorpe fans to dress up as squirrels (and other ideas for outfits)
FOLLOWERS of Scunthorpe United have been asked not to dress as squirrels when Alan Knill returns with Torquay this weekend. If you don’t remember the bizarre tail, Knill was part of a most unusual accident last year when the then manager of Scunthorpe collided with a squirrel while out cycling.
Colliding with a squirrel? How bad can that be? Well, the bushy tailed rodent got caught up in Knill’s spokes, sending the manager over his handlebars. Knill feared he’d broken his collarbone. The squirrel was minced.
“It was quite serious at the time, I was flying through the air,” Knill told the Scunthorpe Telegraph. “I came off my bike at 20-whatever miles an hour, an ambulance was called and everything – I could have died.”
“I’m worrying every night about football, about this, about that, I could have been dead. The perspective for me was I might not have been having this conversation. [Defeats] happen but it puts a perspective on everything.”
This will be Knill’s first trip back to Glanford Park since he got the sack in 2012. Fans are planning on dressing up as squirrels, which is brilliant and funny.
Scunthorpe United’s twitter stated that fans “won’t be banned” but they’d “prefer it if you didn’t dress up in ‘squirrel attire’.”
With that, Scunthorpe fans need some other options. And here they are:
- Tour de France yellow jerseys
- Minced rodent
- Alan Knill himself, being attacked by a squirrel
If you have any suggestions for Scunthorpe fans, leave a comment.