There’s a General Election on Thursday. You might have heard about it.
And while all of the discussion and analysis of the policies and politics involved is available elsewhere on this website (we’re just here to make jokes about football and check on who Jamie Carragher is taking on on Twitter this week, sorry), the election does nonetheless feature a pretty big football fan.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has never hidden his love for Arsenal and backed under-fire manager Arsene Wenger to the hilt earlier this season when the Gunners boss was getting criticism from all angles – including, most notably, directly above.
Because there was a time when barely a Gunners game would go by without the sight of a plane flying overhead displaying an anti-Wenger message, as angry fans hit out.
But the Arsenal boss – who also saw plane banners supporting him – held on to his job and even ended the season by winning the FA Cup, despite finishing outside of the top four in the Premier League.
And it seems as though Corbyn has seen something he likes because according to Buzzfeed’s political editor Jim Waterson, plane banners are going to be a ‘thing’ on election day.
Hearing Labour has a plan to fly aircraft across the country tomorrow trailing big pro-Labour adverts over key marginals. Deadly serious. Read more