PGMOL have appointed Liam and Noel Gallagher as VAR for Manchester City’s crunch clash with Liverpool on Saturday.
It follows the decision to appoint an official born in Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester to referee the game.
The Gallaghers have sworn to officiate the game with complete impartiality despite the fact they are lifelong City supporters who regularly attend games at the Etihad.
So far PGMOL have refused to be drawn on reports that Ricky Hatton and Jason Manford will be linesmen for the contest.
‘Some might say those from the entertainment business have no place in the VAR room, but I think Mr Magoo has been fantastic so far this season’, Noel Gallagher told Paddy Power News.
‘Besides, me and our kid have plenty of experience when it comes to lines’, he added.
When asked if he felt he could officiate a Premier League game without any prior experience, Noel’s younger sibling Liam replied:
‘I’m a self-taught tambourinist, man. I think I can handle a gig in Stockley Park drawing squiggly lines on the tele with Mac Paint. As you were’.
Meanwhile, PGMOL chief Howard Webb has defended the controversial appointments.
‘People are saying these officials were born too close to City’s stadium, but the Etihad was built in 2002 – Noel was born in 1967!
‘Besides, no one supported City before 2008, so it’s a moot point’.
‘I didn’t hear half of this complaining when I refereed Man United games back in the day’.
And in a stunning twist, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has welcomed the appointment.
‘At least I have a decent excuse lined up if we lose against City. There are so many times you can blame the TV schedule, long grass and wind’, grinned the toothy German.
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