The NFL has come to London once again but this time at Twickenham, rather than it’s usual visit to Wembley Stadium.
It’s the New York Giants vs. the Los Angeles Rams at the home of rugby today, as America’s second favourite past-time continues to creep its way into the world of sport across the pond.
NFL advocates have flocked to London to catch a glimpse of their favourite sports, and as did – much to the surprise of many – Alan Pardew, who apparently is a big fan of the game.
Or not as it may seem. The Crystal Palace manager seemed to suffer a case of leaving his brain at home earlier when he was interviewed by the BBC prior to kick-off.
When questioned about the difference in training and coaching between the NFL and the Premier League, the former Newcastle manager first forgot how to say the word ‘segmented’, before then claiming that American Football was “almost like a foreign sport.”
Ladies and gents. Alan pardew: pic.twitter.com/6EzWpxBM68
— Coral (@Coral) October 23, 2016
You’re right, Alan, it is almost like a foreign sport. In fact, its even more than almost. It is one.
Hopefully he will understand the error of his ways upon watching the footage back, but we can’t promise anybody else will forget anytime soon ….
"Go Celtics!" roars Alan Pardew, from a sports bar somewhere in London. pic.twitter.com/5hfJrggIna
— Copa90 (@Copa90) October 23, 2016
I enjoy eating Mexican food, it's almost like a foreign dish.
— Alan Pardew (@APardewCPFC) October 23, 2016
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) October 23, 2016
— David Sawyer (@dbrisawyer) October 23, 2016
Alan Pardew on American football: "It's almost like a foreign sport" pic.twitter.com/vvjnlPGLv8
— Daren Lauda (@DarenLaudaa) October 23, 2016