League Cup still meaningless, fans of winning teams disappointed to learn

"Apparently Mickey Mouse sponsors it now," says deflated supporter.

The League Cup has been compared to Mickey Mouse
MICKEY MOUSE: Competition (Image: Drycroft4)

Supporters of teams who won in tonight’s League Cup 4th round were disappointed to learn from their losing counterparts that the competition remains meaningless.

Fans of Arsenal, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool and Newcastle were left despondent upon being informed soon after full time that their side’s victory was all in vain.

The League Cup, or EFL Cup as it’s asked to be called from now on, has long been considered English football’s third most prestigious piece of silverware.

But it is also viewed as a laughing stock by fans of knocked-out teams, which for much of the time is most teams.

Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Alan, a Hull fan from Hull, admitted he was “gutted” by the news.

He said: “I’m gutted.

“All my life I’ve been waiting to see Hull win a major honour other than Playoff Final or Most Chaotic Pre-Season.

“Imagine my disappointment my disappointment, then, to learn from a Bristol City fan on the way out the ground that the League Cup is sponsored by Mickey Mouse now.

“I just don’t think ‘I was there when Hull won the Mickey Mouse Cup’ will fly with my grandchildren.”