Palace’s unexpected 1-1 draw away to Arsenal provoked a dramatic reaction from the Gunners’ fan-base, showcased most impressively by the mental breakdown of a delightful soul on the club’s unofficial YouTube channel, ArsenalFanTV.
The internet sensation that is ArsenalFanTV has acted as something of a trailblazer for a raft of similar channels to pop up for clubs all over the country since, but thanks to personalities such as Claude and Ty, thousands of rival supporters regularly check YouTube to laugh at their post-match rants, made all the better following an Arsenal defeat.
The interview attached above is arguably more amusing than anything that has ever left Claude’s mouth, as an angry fan spews bile towards Arsene Wenger, before claiming that he has now been forced to “take matters into his own hands”, given the level of incompetence shown by the Frenchman in the dugout.
His tone of voice and language (for those of you who are baffled by the noises coming from your screen) see him continuously use the words “blud” and “fam” when spewing bile at the interviewer, with a particular highlight arriving when he refers to Arsenal’s assistant manager Steve Bould as a “sideman”.
By now, it’s become impossible to know whether or not the people behind the channel think of themselves as a serious barometer of fans’ opinion, or a vehicle for others to laugh at their collective misfortunes from week to week, but there is no doubt that this latest offering blurs the lines more than ever before.
If you fancy a laugh, have a watch above, you won’t be disappointed.