English football has welcomed global celebrities such as Ryan Reynolds and Tom Brady to its games this season, but none quite compare to Paul Chuckle on a moped.
The global appeal of the Premier League has seen top stars from all corners of the world drawn to games, and this has trickled down to superstar investment as low as the National League.
Every member of Hollywood’s elite has been assigned a club, whether it’s Tom Hanks who once said he loves the Aston Villa name, or Snoop Dogg wearing every sports shirt on offer.
But none of their supposed backers can cope with Chuckle Brothers star Paul Elliott, who travels to Wembley on a Papa John’s moped to deliver the cup.
Rotherham faced Sutton in the EFL Trophy Final, and star supporter Elliott stole the pre-match show as he stepped onto the pitch adorned in his Rotherham kit.
The 74-year-old headed for the touchline with the Papa John’s trophy on the back of the moped.
There he ran into Sutton fan and comedian Tim Vine.
The duo then took the match ball from Vine’s moped and placed it on a plinth, before doing the same with the trophy.
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“It happens in every game”
It was not Vine’s first involvement in supporting his team, however, with the final standing a line with a song for his team’s first appearance at Wembley since the 1981 FA Trophy final.
However, Vine was unable to inspire his team to victory despite being minutes away from it.
Sutton led 2-1 in the final thanks to well-scored goals from Donovan Wilson and Craig Eastmond, but a Jordi Osei-Tutu equalizer six minutes into stoppage time broke Chocolate and Amber hearts.
The underdogs then saw the inevitable happen, as a Rotherham side in the ascendancy added two goals in extra time to win 4-2 and lift the prize handed to them by one of the Chuckle brothers.
The Queen may have handed out the Jules Rimet Trophy to Bobby Moore in 1966, but laughing on a moped? We’re not sure it can be matched.
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