Russell Brand’s rant at Roo…ref…and Ripper


BrandWe can’t let the weekend pass without a round of applause for our very own Russell Brand who did a great job of analysing the Hammers defeat by Manchester United on Match of the Day.

The guy may look like a refugee from the ‘sixties’ but he’s very much in tune with 21st century football and is an Iron from way back.

In fact one member of the ClaretandHugh staff who knows him well said: “Meet him privately and all he wants to talk about is the Irons.

“All this political stuff is well and good but Russ is passionate about the club and has no other favourite subject – he’ll go on for hours about us.”

Match of the Day was a revelation and the required Russell rant came as a result of Rooney’s push on Tonks for the daft first goal.

He said: ” ‘Not since the dark days of Jack The Ripper’ had the East End been so ill-served by authority.”

Asked which was the better, Rooney’s or Beckham’s halfway strike,he went for Becks’ as it didn’t involve as much “elbow work” and ‘a better barnet’.

As for referee  Lee Mason he said:  ‘Despite looking a bit like Phil Mitchell, (he) done a disservice to the people of the East End’.

He then told Alan Shearer, who didn’t think there was a push, and observed suspiciously: ‘You’re a bit of a ringer’. 

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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