You have to admire a man who gets his priorities straight, so BBM tips its hat to Chris who lives in Birmingham.
We don’t know his surname, and we’ve no idea who he is, but we do know he’s an England fan and a man of principle.
How do we know this? From the giant 5ft by 3ft banner white banner that was draped over a dual carriageway in Birmingham with the large words of an angry wife written in red upon it.
The banner, which has been seen by thousands of motorists, reads: “Chris, hope the quarter-finals are worth missing our anniversary for – don’t rush back!”
It was first spotted by motorists travelling along the A38 between Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield on Wednesday.
James Sporren, 30, from nearby Lichfield, said he had sympathy with the man in question.
He said: He’s just enjoying a chance to support his country in a major tournament – and that doesn’t come along very often. You shouldn’t make a man pick between his woman and his country.
But fellow England fan Bob Sparling, a lorry driver from Birmingham, disagreed and said: Football is not the be all and end all – you need to make sure the lady in your life is kept on the right side. I wonder if it’s directed at him while he was on his way to Birmingham Airport or whether she’s just trying to name and shame him. But one thing is for sure – he’ll have hell to pay when he gets home.
Having watched England’s efforts in the Ukraine, we’re sure he’s already been punished enough.
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