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Monday Funday: football turncoats and finger-lickin’ fingers on the button

 

The Loyalty Test

Fans of completely unquantifiable statistics will be interested to know that a football supporter is 25 times more likely to change their name than their football team.

It’s a strange one; if a supermarket, restaurant or even a hoover caused a consumer as much stress as a football team does then they would surely move to another brand. Yet football fans exhibit an undying loyalty that is usually associated with grave-dwelling Scottish dogs. (Greyfriars Bobby – a pooch so legendary his LinkedIn profile would include his own Disney film and commemorative day!)

In a clip that resembles a kind of strange Match of the Day/Apprentice hybrid, German football league the Bundesliga offers diehard fans huge amounts of cash to switch their allegiances. While secretly filming the encounters, of course.

Notorious Kenny G

It’s fair to say that social media isn’t for everyone. While some view Twitter as a great communication tool, connecting like-minded humans across the globe, others treat it with as much trepidation as Ed Miliband trying to eat a bacon sandwich.

In Twitter’s latest YouTube video we meet Kenny G, a man ready to snap at the prospect of setting up his own account.

But cometh the hour, cometh the comedian you’ll vaguely recognise from Channel 4 panel shows. UK funny-man Romesh Ranganathan arrives playing the role of a suave, Twitter-friendly crisis negotiator.

Tweet of the week

In response to Donald Trump’s social media ramblings about who has a bigger button, chicken legend KFC has got in on the action, calling out a familiar “big shoed, red nosed” adversary…

Ha-ha-harchives

Way back in 2002 – as part of the ‘No-nonsense’ campaign – beer brand John Smith created this funny spot featuring Monday Funday favourite Peter Kay.

In the 40-second clip the Phoenix Knights star goes up against fictional Canadian diver J-P Petit (a man who dives as delicately as his name suggests) and produces a dive that would have Tom Daley quaking in his boots…

 
Joe McAweaney