The only thing more predictable than Robin Van Persie getting the move away from Arsenal he was so desperate for this summer was that, if he did leave, the ritual burning of replica shirts bearing his name would follow soon afterwards.
And sure enough several people skived their therapy sessions last night to stay at home and set fire to a piece of polyester. OTP’s thoughts are with the assortment of mums waking up this morning wondering what the hell has happened to their washing line overnight.
Anyway, Van Persie haters and pyromaniacs alike will enjoy the following selection:
As a sidenote, do you know of anyone who burned a shirt pre-YouTube?