"She fell over, she fell over"
Football has a habit of producing ferocious battles between sworn enemies. Wide-eyed stares, crunching tackles and crashing elbows have been a feature of footballing wars of attrition for decades.
But how about this for the grudge match of all time…Good vs Evil.
Yes indeed: Superman lining up against Darth Vader, The Incredible Hulk man-marking Hannibal Lecter and Super Ted contesting 50/50s with Count Dracula. Game on!
Paul Tinworth and his mates were supping a few lagers in the pub, as you do, when they decided it would be amusing to stage a game of football between a team of smurfs and a team of garden gnomes (I want some of what you were drinking, Paul). The match was a huge success and raised a tidy sum for charity, so the event is being repeated. Only this time it’s Super Heroes vs Super Villains.
Batman, Robin and Buzz Lightyear will go toe to toe with Dr Evil, Darth Maul and Mumm-Raa at Wooodford Park, Woodley, on Sunday 29 October. Pity the poor referee.
The two teams have put aside rivalry, animosity and taking over the world to raise funds for Cancer Research. Check out their page and sponsor them here.
Expect some flying tackles. Boom, tish.