It’s early days at Goodison this season, but the Wolves fans who witnessed their side lost to Everton have given other visiting fans a tough task of being named the worst fans of the season/
They came in their numbers – which makes a change from taking 47 fans to a European game a couple of weeks ago – and immediately set about the task of being the biggest bellends we’ve had to put up with for a while.
On the only trip I’ve ever taken to Wolverhampton that wasn’t for football purposes, I asked directions to their art gallery (no really, they have one, and it’s actually very good). We were some way away, but the polite older gentleman we asked did his best to make it easy for us.
We did get distracted, though, when the third or fourth instruction was “When you get to the burnt out cars, turn left.”
Now, we realise that every city has it’s problems. Being Wolverhampton, however, seems to carry it’s own unique set. A set where cars are burnt out on one particular street that they’ve become a local landmark, for instance.
So for visiting fans from Wolverhampton to chant “Sit down if you’re on the dole” and “Sign on, Sign on” is brutally ironic. For some of them to act like they’d come up with something original only added to irony, in that fans of most clubs who chant that nonsense think they’re the first ones to do it. Think Stoke, Fulham, Brighton, and the like.
But their irony only seemed to get more intense as the 1,800 travelling fans claimed “we’re all going on a European tour” despite the borough overwhelmingly backing Brexit in the 2016 referendum.
Those three short years ago, however, Wolves had just finished 14th in the Championship, so the prospect of them watching their side actually play in Europe must have seemed a million miles away.
But the UKIP-voting whoppers from Wolves boasted that they were off on their jollies, to watch their side in Europe. although they might struggle to even match their away support of 47 when they attempt a post-Brexit trip to Portugal.
To complete their Shit Chant Bingo card, Wolves finished off with a rendition of “Is this a library” – which may or may not have been a attempt to convince people they can read – and “Is there a fire drill” as five or six people left the Park End Stand early.
Here’s hoping we don’t meet these creatures in any cup competitions at home this season. The win to take us to the next round would be nice, though.