Free eye tests! If you're Uruguayan.
So it’s all over then. England predictably came a cropper against Germany yesterday but the manner of the croppage-coming was something that few could have predicted. Ruthless, even by German standards.
What have we learned? That the ‘stars’ of the Premier League (the greatest league in the world) are quite comfortable within the fast-paced confines of said home league, but when they’re up against superior opposition, they crumble like Dad’s Army trying to pull a cannon up a hill. Oh, and that John Terry should be stripped of his skin and hurled into a vat of vinegar.
There are plenty of excuses to be made for it all, one of which is the disallowed goal that clearly crossed the line, ignored by the Uruguayan officials but spotted by everyone else in the whole world.
Within hours of the incident, Asda’s PR team had leapt into action, and spotting a chance to get some free publicity, they were offering a free eye test to the offending linesman as well as for anyone with a Uruguayan passport. Did you see what they did there eh? Clever stuff.
So we’ve added to that publicity, because we’re certain that more than a few Bitterwallet readers are Uruguayans who have found themselves wondering about their eyesight of late. Don’t all thank us at once.