If you give it, you better to take it back!

2011-03-09 00:00

I REALLY hate to name and shame, but this week I am compelled to divulge some details about the people I call ‘friends’.

There is a young chap by the name of Grant. He lives in Woodlands, and for reasons I fail to understand, he supports Orlando Pirates, Manchester United and the Blue Bulls.

He is coloured which, according to certain scribes and spin doctors, is a bit of a problem.

I would love to say we get along like a house on fire all the time, but I would be lying.

Occasionally, I feel an urge to strangle him until he turns all the colours of those sides he supports — all at once!

Come the weekend, we barely speak, except maybe to hurl unpleasantries across some form of social network.

Well, this chop only went and threatened to remove himself from all social networking after his weekend of major disaster.

Let us retrace his steps of doom. The Bulls got a klap at home, which is about as rare as a Julius Malema apology.

Then Pirates buggered up against Celtic — which is no bad thing really, but it only gave Grant hope for the weekend’s grand finale — Liverpool against his beloved United, of course.

Now, like most pompous, post-80s United followers, Grant has little in the way of respect for Liverpool — actually, most of us don’t. All week, he was going on about how United would stuff the Reds, how Kenny Dalglish wasn’t fit to shine Sir Alex’s shoes … you know, the usual musings of a United chop.

Well, we all know what happened in the game, of course. Heck, Even Suarez the cheat got me out of my seat — and it wasn’t to hurl an insult — like the last time he reduced all of Africa to tears!

He ran rings around the United defence as Liverpool suddenly looked a different side.

I have had a go at Liverpool all season, but even I took great joy in seeing them thump United.

For one thing, it opens up the title race even if Arsenal find a way to stuff up whatever chance they are given to get closer to the lot from Manchester.

As for Grant, let us say that the last I heard from him was some ridiculously childish excuse about how social networking was rife with insensitive sods who were making his life a misery.

I was on the verge of saying something utterly sour, but a like-minded soul beat me to it.

“So if you’re not going to be on Facebook no more, what you gonna do? Fly a Kuyt?! LOL”.

It was too good for words.

So if, like poor Grant, you love giving it, you best be ready to get it back! Because every dog has its day — even old toothless ones like Liverpool!

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