Phil Jones will replace Chuka Umunna as the only non-Oxbridge candidate to be in the running for the Labour leadership, it has been confirmed.
The Manchester United defender, unconventional, caught the eye with a bizarre headed tackle on Olivier Giroud in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Arsenal, a meme-worthy display to rival Ed Miliband’s idiosyncratic dismantling of a bacon sandwich.
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Umunna had pulled out of the race to replace Miliband citing indecent levels of press intrusion, a factor that will not phase Jones after the widespread social media attention afforded to his repertoire of outstandingly weird faces over the last few years.
He will now take his place alongside Andy Burnham, Yvette Cooper, Mary Creagh, Tristram Hunt and Liz Kendall as a potential successor to Miliband, with his lack of Oxford or Cambridge education believed to be counting in his favour.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Phil Jones announced that his first act as Labour leader would be to lock David de Gea in a cupboard.
He said: “At least over the summer, I should think.”