Tottenham Hotspur fans have roundly rejected the motion to sing Dele Alli’s name to the theme tune of popular children’s television show Teletubbies, we can confirm.
In a new mechanism designed to give supporters the chance to formally vote on proposed new chants, Spurs fans opted at a landslide to stick with the much safer “we’ve got Dele Alli, Dele Alli, I just don’t think you understand”.
In-form Alli scored his third consecutive brace last night as Tottenham beat Chelsea 2-0 to end the league leaders’ 13-match winning streak.
But Football Burp understands he will not now be serenaded with a sense of childlike wonder.
Other recent rejections from supporters of Premier League clubs include singing “West Brom” to the tune of Tom Jones’s “Sex Bomb”, “Swansea” to The Cranberries’ “Zombie” and “Adam Lallana” to Cockney music hall refrain “have a banana”.
Speaking exclusively to Football Burp, Dave, a Liverpool fan from Liverpool, poured scorn on the latter idea.
He said: “So we all go ‘Adam Lallana!’ to the tune of ‘have a banana’ – then what?
“It doesn’t exactly lend itself to on-loop chanting, so we’d have to all just sing it once and then move on.
“How would we even orchestrate that? Someone would need to count us all in, but who? And what if people linger on different vowel sounds? It would sound a total mess.
“It just doesn’t make any sense to me, although I do like the idea of singing ‘Firmino’ to the tune of Röyksopp’s ‘Poor Leno’.”