I was plugging away at the graphic novel this afternoon, keeping a hopeful eye on the West Ham v Liverpool score, and listening to me daily dose of British squawking, the World Soccer Daily podcast. I was geared up thanks to me mum's XMas gifts - a West Ham United FC centre half around me Gregory Peck and a WHUFC tit for tat on me loaf of bread. Any more kit and I'da been forever blowing bubbles with the bloody Irons themselves! Well, you can imagine me french fries when I hear your man say that Democratic Presidential candidate and VTK endorsee Barack Obama is a legitimate West Ham United fan! Apparently he's been following them for 5 years since his sister married an English Hammers fan and he's a huge fan. You know he's not lying, because who would pick West Ham? I mean, besides me. I knew I liked this guy. Then, the icing on top of the icing of the cake, the Hammers convert a penalty kick at the end of injury time to snatch a 1-0 victory over the reeling Reds of Liverpool. You may be walking alone sooner than you think, Benitez! What a great day for West Ham United / Obama supporters. Here's hoping this massive victory is a portent of things to come on Supa Tuesday. Up the Irons! Up the Obamas!
Oh, and who do you think the Clintons support. Natch. The Red Devils of Manchester United. Obvi. And who pulled big upsets in their last three matches against Man U? Obama's West Ham United, thank you very much.
(cockney rhyming slang from here)
(pictures and story from here)