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Issue 345
23 October 2011
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OLD BAG: This is an archive story from Issue 312 - 27 Aug 2009
West Ham Hooligan

Hooligan: Wanted man

Jack Collison

Jack Collison: Stop! Think of the damage you're doing to our World Cup bid!

The Firm Gary Oldman

Hooliganism: Happier times

Fat hammer hooligan fronts USA Cup bid

Overnight he became the belly of east London. Now the fat bloke whose sweaty moobs found themselves on the nation's breakfast tables is set to become an ambassador for the US World Cup bid.

Firm but fair

The tubby West Ham hooligan became synonymous with the crowd violence during West Ham's Carling Cup tie against hated rivals Millwall which threatens to undermine England's own Cup bid. He caught the eye of US Bid's PR guru General Ernesto W Cockgroupier IV.

"He's just the man we need to support our bid." he said "We hope to use him to convince FIFA that England is too dangerous to host a World Cup and leave the path clear for good old Uncle Sam and our unblemished record of peaceful, non-violent sports spectators."

Crude stereotypes

The USA bid is in full swing and some of its supporters are already looking for ways of exploiting the shameful events at Upton Park on Tuesday night.

"I love English Soccer and hate it when my fellow Americans use crude stereotypes about violence and hooliganism" said American soccer fan and Twitter legend @eurosnob50. "But I missed 1994 and want to see some decent football for once. All the stab victims and bereaved sons in the world shouldn't stop us from pressing home our advantage."

Emu

Back in England, the violence has infuriated footballing authorities who, after years of hard work had managed to convince themselves that they'd priced hooligans out of the game and palmed the problem off to someone else.

FIFA President Sepp Blatter was unavailable to confirm if this week's violence will affect England's chances of hosting the World Cup. However he is widely expected to say that it definitely will and that it definitely won't, depending on which country he is speaking in at the time.

Hooliporn

Unfortunately, the hooligan himself has other plans. He has been offered a part in a new Guy Ritchie film based on the savage events at the Boleyn Ground. Then he's booked to narrate a documentary about the lives of British troops in Afghanistan. Critics are calling him the new Danny Dyer, only fatter.

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