Monday, January 15, 2007

Toffee Balboa

(photo from www.evertonfc.com, headline nicked from BBC Sport)

Yes, it's fact... Rocky is an Evertonian! In one of the more bizarre moments as a lifelong toffees fan, I switched on Sky Sports yesterday to see Sylvester Stallone turn up to watch the match against Reading as a guest of the club's chairman, Robert Earl, a long-time friend. "I'm definitely going back," he later told The Independent, "And yes, I'm an Everton fan now." On the game itself, which finished 1-1, Sly sagely remarked, "The Reading goal was so questionable, being offside, or whatever." A future career in football punditry surely awaits the great man, once he's finished shooting Rambo IV of course.

Rumours that Everton have signed the former Escape To Victory goalie as back up for Tim Howard are unconfirmed at this time.

1 comment:

Adz said...

Apparently, he is hardly taking his Everton scarf off at the moment, bets are on for him to be wearing it at the Rocky premier as well!