An England fan weighing 18 stones and famous for watching matches with his top off says Qatar will still be the best World Cup ever, despite killjoy officials banning him from getting his belly out or drinking beer in the stadiums.
As hordes of excited Three Lions fans are heading to airports to jet out to Qatar for England’s opening match with Iran on Monday, tattooed Paul Gregory said he would be getting stuck into his last beer ‘for a while’ in the departure lounge.
Paul, affectionately known as Tango Man, said: ‘No drinking in the stadium or even near the stadium is a bit of a shocker. And Budweiser is one of the sponsors, so I thought we’d be safe on that score.
‘Fifa might be causing themselves problems with that decision because fans like to have a few beers before the game.
‘Now, rather than arriving at the stadium in good time, they’ll be leaving it to the last minute to get on the metro.’
Paul admitted he is ‘really disappointed’ after the Football Association told him the…