The story first broken on here regarding BPA’s hilarious ‘tour’ of Spain finally hit the mainstream media yesterday with Bradford’s Telegraph and Argus running a story about it (who tipped them off, I wonder…). From that, it was picked up by the Guardian, in their Fiver email, and later by Danny Kelly on Talksport, who reportedly referred to Bobby Blackburn as a ‘crook’.
Despite the coverage that has made the powers that be look incredibly foolish, here at It’ll Be Off we can’t help thinking they got away with it slightly. There still seems to be questions surrounding the tour, and especially just how many players went on it, and what form these games took.
Still, let’s leave it for now, eh? It’s only a matter of time before Bob Blackburn makes himself look stupid(er) once more, and then we can have something else – something new – to laugh at.
Incidentally, we were giggling stupidly into our Fish Finger sandwiches (from an organic, sustainable source, natch) this lunchtime when Bob Blackburn tried to palm this off as a PR victory for his team. In barely legible English he scrawled, tongue poking out of the side of his mouth, how they effectively got a full page ad in the T&A for free.
Well he’s right, I suppose. A lot more people have heard of him and his team today than yesterday. But they all think he’s a complete clown, and in one case, a crook.
A full report of this story will appear in the next ‘Under The Boardwalk’ fanzine, available as soon as the editorial staff have stopped laughing long enough to piece it together.
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