Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday November 28 2008
Sometimes you just have to laugh at the stupidity of others. This is one of those times.
All football fans, have a laugh at city council leader Mike Whitby.
He has suggested the mighty and proud club of Aston Villa should change their name (a name unique in the world of football by the way) to incorporate the name of the city.
Aston Villa Birmingham.
How about you changing your name to Mike Whitby Never In A Million Years!?
Councillor Whitby thinks the fans get confused because the name doesn't associate them with the city of Birmingham.
Whitby said: 'Aston Villa is one of Birmingham’s great institutions and is an international brand that the city is proud of. I think that a closer association between Aston Villa and the city of Birmingham could help boost Birmingham’s profile across the world. It is great to see the football club using the slogan ‘Aston Villa - pride of Birmingham’ this season.'
Bless him. 134 years with one name, founders of the league, then we change it to suit the council. Is this the same council who wanted to change Christmas to Winterville a few years ago?
Maybe Birmingham should rename itself Aston Villa!?
Not only has he insulted the fans of this club, he has also insulted the 'other arf' of the City as he might have forgotten there is a small club who reside at St Andrews who are called Birmingham City! Not to mention the insult that he thinks a man as classy as Randy Lerner, or any of the board for that matter, would even consider such a proposal.
As said, sometimes you've just got to laugh!
Date:Friday November 28 2008
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