I wrote a piece for the Daily Mash (the excellent satirical website, see the link to the right) which they chose not to publish so I thought I’d sneak it up here. It’s all in fun, all totally ficticious and not meant to cause offence etc etc, utterly harmless and I hope it makes you chortle a bit. It’s in response to this article.
Leading premiership referee, Steve Bennett says he risks his life every time he takes the field because players want to sink their teeth into his flesh when he makes a contentious decision.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just a matter of time before a referee is consumed live on Sky Sports on a Sunday afternoon,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ he said. Ã¢â‚¬ËœNot something you want to see on a mouthful of roast chicken and parsnips is it?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
Bennett says managers encourage players to consider cannibalism to get a decision changed by leaping up and down on the touchline like in some hideous tribal pre-dinner dance.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœYou think itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sponge and spray in the trainerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bag do you? Well IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen inside. And itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s napkins and cruet sets. Salt and bastard pepper. Tesco finest onion fucking relish.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
Ã¢â‚¬ËœI used to think being manhandled by angry players was some kind of homosexual advance. But itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re feeling out the best cuts. Fucking hell, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen them lick their lips and salivate.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
Ã¢â‚¬ËœTheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re sharpening knives in the dressing rooms. Ice buckets are for my vital organs. Help me. For the love of God, help me!Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ he added.
RefereesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ boss, Keith Hackett commented. Ã¢â‚¬ËœBennettÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a streaky piece of piss. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the lardy bloaters that have to worry. And the incompetent tossers who deserve nothing more than a set of gnashers in the neck.
Ã¢â‚¬ËœLord knows there are enough of those. Fuck Ã¢â‚¬Ëœem. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a jungle out there. Live with it.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
A television spokesman added. Ã¢â‚¬ËœA blood-crazed gang of highly paid premiership footballers stalking and bringing down a referee in an orgy of gore and intestines would be fantastic for ratings.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢