This is how I have described the Poznan non-issue for readers of ESPN FC:
Hundreds of hospital wards, we are told, have been closed by the spread of Norovirus.
But another nasty bug – the Poznan virus – is doing the rounds and has affected worrying numbers of Manchester United supporters who have gone down with distressing symptoms ranging from gross over-reaction and humourlessness to an irrational desire for vengeance.
Fortunately for those whose responsibility it is to cope with this outbreak, the cause has already been identified: lingering United anger at the Poznan-style mockery indulged in by some supporters of Sunderland, to the amusement of many more (and neutrals), at the end of the final game of last season at the Stadium of Light.
Read it in full here: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/sunderland/id/794?cc=3888
If a Manchester United supporter wins this week’s Guess the Score competition, he or she will be eligible to receive two Martin O’Neill mugs with a specially adapted design to take account of the Poznan effect.
But the rules are otherwise the same: to get two mugs free, you must also buy two, at £9.50 apiece. Postage is free in the UK (damn, that means a United winner, highly likely to live abroad and be unsure even where Manchester is, would cost Salut! Sunderland a fortune in stamps).
Over to you … Monsieur Salut’s decision will be final. Ha’way the Lads.
See the MUFC v SAFC ‘Who are You?’: https://safc.blog/2012/12/the-manchester-united-who-are-you-go-down-sunderland-for-poznan-stunt/
See also: Monsieur Salut talks all things Sunderland at ESPN FC: http://soccernet.espn.go.com/blog/_/name/sunderland?cc=5739