Former England player Stuart Pearce signs for UK’s ‘worst’ football team
By Rich Leigh on Friday, January 29, 2016
Now, I hear on the grapevine that some people involved with the local (to me – I live in Gloucester) non-league team weren’t best pleased with their new-found infamy, owing to the fact they’ve lost all of its 18 games this season, scoring just the 1 goal and conceding 179. But, apparently, not so much so that they wouldn’t agree to having Pearce turn out for them.
The story, which I’d love to see the spend on given Pearce is unlikely to need the money, was picked up by the BBC, The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, Mirror, Sun, ‘practically every football website going’ according to the team behind it, and trended on Twitter for much of yesterday.
It’s part of a bigger #DirectFix creative campaign – Pearce, capped 78 times by England, is in to help ‘fix’ the team with the support of Direct Line. Geddit?
Whereas quotes very often add nothing to a story, fair play to the PRs that wormed this in ‘from’ the Longford coach:
It made me smile anyway.
Involved agency: Unity