A bar attendant in Surulere Lagos has revealed to Sports Intelligence Magazine that Liverpool, Chelsea and United fans came to the rescue on Sunday when Arsenal beat Tottenham 2-1.
Recall that Sports Intelligence Magazine had earlier published an article on March 1, 2021 on the headline “Arsenal Fans In Nigeria Don’t Buy Drinks Even When They Are Winning”-Bar Attendant.
Our correspondent who was not at the said Bar on Sunday to monitor the level of improvement however reached the bar attendant later after Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Tottenham.
The bar attendant who still maintained to speak on grounds of anonymity revealed to Sports Intelligence Magazine that the situation improved but pointed something interesting.
“There was a great improvement with sales of drinks when Arsenal beat Tottenham on Sunday” the bar attendant started. “However, we found out it was more of Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United fans that patronized us”.
“When Tottenham took the lead, Chelsea, Liverpool and United fans seemed to be in a sober mood”. “The mood changed drastically when Arsenal leveled up in 44′ minutes”.
“Arsenal fans were present as usual”. “They made a lot of noise and cheered their team, but made little impact with purchase of drinks”.
When asked what would have propelled Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United fans to purchase drinks more, the attendant replied:
“Most of these fans (Liverpool, Chelsea, United) wanted outright victory for Arsenal”. “For Liverpool fans, they felt that if Arsenal wins, it will deny Tottenham an opportunity to reach the top four”.
“I heard one Chelsea fan who had taken several bottles say”. “Whether Arsenal win or lose, they will remain in tenth position”. “But if Tottenham win, they will climb up to sixth position”. For him, that could be threatening.
Arsenal’s second goal which came through a penalty in the second-half further set the tone for celebration at the bar. Fans of these clubs could not hold their joy back our source gathered.
“In fact, some fans were calling for a third goal for Arsenal” the attendant revealed. “But Arsenal was unable to do that but got the maximum three points”.
The bar attendant further revealed to Sports Intelligence Magazine that some other fans of Chelsea and Manchester United supported Arsenal because they wanted to get back at their former boss Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho who is in charge of Tottenham had managed Chelsea and Manchester United and was sacked by both clubs.
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