Anorak News | Manchester United endorse Michael Oliver’s magic foam party

Manchester United endorse Michael Oliver’s magic foam party

by | 19th, September 2016

Enjoy the game, then? We watched mediocre Watford take on gilded Manchester United in hope that the hubris that pricked so many Premier League egos last season would continue. We were not disappointed. Moneyed Jose Mourinho’s ‘galaticos’ were defeated. Seeing Mourinho beaten is delectable. The ‘One’s’ ties to branded watches, executive cars, endorsed teas and official casino chains were a little loosened by Troy Deeney, a man unlikely to seduce punters to dress in his line of lingerie.

Of course, everything in the Premier League is now gold covered in more gold – the aforesaid Deeney is on £100,00 a week.

And what, then, of Michael Oliver, the match referee, a budding personality surely desirous of the now traditional post-match career as a media expert employed to run the rule over working refs? No referee has secured a job as front-line pundit sat by an illuminated coffee table on the main TV panel, but it can only be a matter of time before one does.

Signs are that Oliver is positioning himself as the fun one, the bubbly Ian Wright figure to Mark Clattenburg’s egotistical Gary Neville and Graham Poll’s hyperbolic Robbie Savage. As Zlatan Ibrahimovic made his way into the United wall, Oliver, doubtless realising he was in the presence of the TV cameraman’s go-to figure, squirted the vanishing foam into his own face.

Brilliant. The Gillette contract is his to own, as is a role as the official face of the Ibiza Foam Party industry:


Posted: 19th, September 2016 | In: manchester united, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink