Llanfairpwll sign hijacked in Paddy Power prank mocking Chelsea’s poor form
A road sign for an Anglesey village with a famously long name has been hijacked in a prank by a betting company.
Bookies Paddy Power have altered the sign for Llanfairpwllgwyngyll – or Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch to give it its full title – claiming that it has been twinned with Chelsea FC.
The joke is that in what is officially Chelsea’s worst-ever Premier League season, they’ve clocked up more ‘Ls’ (short for losses) than the famous village.
The company said: “The Blues are up to a total of 16 losses in the current Premier League season following last night’s miserable 4-1 pasting at Manchester United.
“Although it’s recognised for having the longest place name in the United Kingdom, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (as it’s known for short) boasts a grand total of just 11 Ls by comparison.
“And so it’s well overdue the two were paired together!”
It’s official. Chelsea FC is the only place with more Ls…
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— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 25, 2023
The sign is believed to have been tampered with overnight in mockery of Chelsea’s poor form.
Rubbing further salt in the wounds, Paddy Power added: “Not only do they keep losing, Chelsea can’t seem to score many either.
“For context, Man City’s star striker Erling Haaland has bagged 37 goals this season – as many as the entire Chelsea squad managed in the same period.
“And with football booming in Wales at the moment, with Hollywood A-listers catapulting a certain local club to major success (at least some American investors are successful, eh), we thought Chelsea might benefit from some Welsh magic.
“With a population of just 3,000, they might need the support of every single resident of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch come Sunday to avoid another L.”
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