Prank Letter – Replies from Football Clubs

July 11, 2007 at 12:03 am Leave a comment

On Monday I posted this prank letter that I sent to various football clubs a few years ago. Here is how Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal’s replied to a proposal from a mad scientist trying to promote a left-footed football. >>>

Reply from Chelsea

Dear Dr. O’Carroll,

Thank you for your recent letter regarding the method you have devised to maximise the spin on a ball when bendinga free kick. It was good of you to think of us in this direction but after consideration I do not feel that we would wish to pursue your idea.

Peter F. Kenyon, Chief Executive, Chelsea Football Club

Reply from Arsenal

Dear Dr. O’Carroll,

Thank you for your letter dated 3rd May. Clearly we operate here with approved footballs. I have therefore sent a copy of your letter to Nike, who may find your research of interest.

K. Edelman, Managing Director, Arsenal Football Club

Reply from Man Utd

Dear Dr. O’Carroll,

It was very interesting reading your proposals. However, I think you would be better placed contacting the Football Association or a sports manufacturer as this is not something that we, as a club, would pursue. Thank you for taking the time to write.

Phillip Townsend, Director of Communications,
Manchester United Football Club

Other Replies

So Chelsea declined, Arsenal fobbed me off to Nike, and Man Utd fobbed me off to the FA. But the best is yet to come. I’ll post the replies that I got from the FA and the FAI on Friday.


Entry filed under: Pranks, Sports.

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I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.


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