Fair play to Leroy Fer for playing on in flagrant disregard to fair play, says FairPlay.
The digital rights management technology, created by Apple Inc., maintains that the Norwich City midfielder was well within his rights to pop the ball in the net rather than return it to Cardiff City’s goalkeeper following an injury-forced break in play.
It’s a view that has been echoed nationwide, with many opining that Fer’s post-match admission as to his intentions not only excuses his act of footballing heresy but also makes him kinda groovy.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, a spokesperson for leading international maritime news source Fairplay questioned how much mileage could be drawn out of such a tenuous headline.
She said: “It’s a vaguely amusing headline, at least if you do pronounce ‘Fer’ as ‘fair’, which I couldn’t possibly comment on.
“In truth, though, there’s no way that either ourselves or FairPlay would ever be asked to comment on events of this nature, unless we were directly involved somehow.
“That seems unlikely, and I also include Fairplay, the Chesterfield-based children’s disability support charity, in my assertion.
“Id imagine the same goes for house musician Timothy J. Fairplay, although I await confirmation on this.”
One wag this morning announced his intentions to write a play based on the incident and stage it at a funfair somewhere or other.
He said: “Act 1 Scene 1 – Leroy Fer scores a controversial goal that gets disallowed, with hilarious results.
“I haven’t thought of the rest yet, but Paul Ross has agreed to play Leroy Fer.”