Undoubtedly the best-worst movie of all time “Snakes on a Plane” is a fundamentally crappy film, laced with occasional swear-ridden lines that have resulted in a cult following, coincidentally all themes of Northern Ireland’s qualifying campaign.
The BBC is reporting that the Northern Ireland players, on a plane home from Iceland, took part in their own homage to “Snakes on a Plane”. A tragic game for Northern Ireland, with a late Gillespie own goal giving Iceland a 2-1 victory was given a fist-shaped cherry on top with news of the plane brawl. Not surprisingly Gillespie was at the epicentre of the fight…
The BBC reports that:
“Northern Ireland stars Keith Gillespie and George McCartney were involved in a fight on an airoplane before it flew the team from Iceland to London.The altercation came after a verbal exchange and punches were thrown before other players were forced to intervene.”
Whilst a muted IFA statement read:
“An incident occurred today between team members of the senior Northern Ireland squad of which the president (Raymond Kennedy) and chief executive (Howard Wells) are aware of,”
Enough of the boring, staid, ‘statements’ lets get on with the Northern Ireland teams’ obscenity littered homage to “Snakes on a Plane”! Here are a few choice (actual) quotes from the film (for anyone that is still reading):
Gillespie: Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!
McCartney:[Pulling out his gun] I’m about to open some fucking windows.
Worthington: Everybody listen! We have to put a barrier between us and the snakes!
McCartney: So… you are pretty good at this game, right?
Gillespie: Yes, man! No problem. I mean, my older brother Randy’s got the high score, but I’m good. Asshole, never lets me hear the end of it.
Healy: Someone get this fuckin’ snake off my ass!
Worthington: [while examining bite wound on Healy’s buttocks] Okay, looks like the venom has to be sucked out.
Worthington: Anyone? Ok, fine. I’ll do it.
Healy: [pushes Worthington away] Oh, there will be no sucking! Get this guy away from my ass!