Football Fan Jimmy Flannel has come under heavy criticism for claiming to be a ‘diehard’ supporter of Manchester United despite never even setting eyes on the northern city.
Other supporters have come out calling him a ‘mug’, ‘glory-hunter’ and ‘plastic fan’.
Jimmy, who only talks about football when his team wins said: “I think it’s really unfair. My great-great-great Uncle’s girlfriend went to the shopping centre in Manchester once. I don’t know how anyone can have a closer connection to the club?”
Some of the criticism has stemmed from the fact he lives 200 miles away in Hackney, London.
In response to this he said: “I don’t know how distance affects me supporting my beloved club! I make sure to buy the shirt of the player with the most Instagram followers each season & I’m really smug when we win. I don’t know how you can be any more loyal?