Phil Brown claims he talked woman out of suicide jump on Humber Bridge
Hull boss puts his massage career on hold to turn superhero, allegedly
Hull boss Phil Brown claims he and his team managed to talk a suicidal woman out of jumping off the Humber Bridge this week. The Tigers had been taken by master tactician Brown for an inspirational walk along the popular suicide spot.
Brown said: “We walked across the Humber Bridge on Wednesday and saved a girl actually.”
“She was considering her future, shall we say, but you never know whether somebody is just standing there until they jump. But there was no need to be up there unless you were a football team looking for inspiration. Maybe she must have seen us and thought ‘at least it’s not that bad’. Well for me in particular – not the players.”
So having clarified that the woman didn’t have her Football Team Looking For Inspiration Pass with her, Brown got to work on the kind of pep talk that has led Hull to two victories in their last 29 matches.
He continued: “She was claiming she was 40-plus, but she looked a lot younger I tell you. Nobody said she was going to jump. She was contemplating her future, but so was I. In the end she tootled off back to wherever she had come from. I’d sweet-talked her out of it.”
Perhaps she was singing Sloop John B as she tootled off.