Cruelty to vegans
It was back in May that there was an exceptional exchange between Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist on talkSPORT about Héctor Bellerín’s dodgy performance for Arsenal against Atlético Madrid in the Europa League, Brazil putting it down to the fact that, well, the defender had become a vegan.
“As some person here put it a few weeks ago,” he said, “‘vegans, they don’t say: ‘Hi, how’re you doing Ally?’ They say: ‘Hi, I’m a vegan and my name’s Peter’. They get it in first.”
To which the entire listenership said: “What?”
Perhaps inspired by Brazil’s take on veganism, an Arsenal fan contacted BBC Radio 5 Live last week to share his view on the matter.
Gooner: “Since he’s become a vegan he can’t defend. I’m not even joking. He needs to tackle a good steak.”
Chris Sutton: “So if he’s vegan he can’t defend?”
Gooner: “[Yes] if he’s not eating anything he’s running around eating fresh air.”
You just wish the next caller opened with, ‘Hi, I’m a vegan and my name’s Héctor – and you’re all fruitloops’.