Comedy legend Neil Warnock has hailed the impact already, and future potential, of his professed “successor in comedy” Wes Brown.
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The Sunderland defender, formerly of Manchester United and England, has caught the eye recently with a string of hilarious calamities culminating in last night’s ecstatically received own goal at Crystal Palace.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, current Palace manager Warnock revealed that he’d spoken to Brown after the game to see if he’d be up for doing some support slots.
He said: “I says to Wes, I says, ‘I think it’s brilliant what you’re doing.’
“Take last night, for instance – he’d only just come on as a sub and he goes and bangs it into the back of his own net like that. Just magic.
“I’ve been watching him closely of late and I’m a great admirer of his performance against Southampton – 8-0, cor blimey! – and that back-pass against Arsenal last week.
“To me he’s reminiscent of the great physical comedians of the ’20s and ’30s. If I can take him under my wing and show him the ropes, there’ll be no stopping him.”
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