Twitter does backflips as commentator pulls a sickie.
Football fans don’t have long to wait before Andy Townsend is a thing of the past on Champions League night. Taking leave at the end of the season, supporters can watch the sport unencumbered with Townsend’s pithy observations.
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However, fans got an early taste of life without the former Ireland international after he pulled a sickie for Manchester City’s clash with Barcelona.
And with that, Twitter exploded in a joyful blast of memes and jokes – the best of which can be seen below.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 24, 2015
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) February 24, 2015
The stricken Andy Townsend you say? pic.twitter.com/X5jCs8IALt
— David (@lfcmaestro23) February 24, 2015
No Andy Townsend on commentary… pic.twitter.com/iewaOXBeGI
— Fr Dougal McGuire (@DougalMacGuire) February 24, 2015
In preparation for the commentary, here is the Andy Townsend Venn diagram pic.twitter.com/8IjOpUArLt
— Tim Bolton (@timbolton1) February 19, 2015
— Conor McLoughlin (@ConorATNsport) February 18, 2015