Prank Letter – Replies from the FA and the FAI

July 13, 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. On Wednesday I posted these replies from Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal. Now here is how the FA and the FAI replied to a proposal from a mad scientist trying to promote a left-footed football. >>>

Reply from the FA

Dear Dr. O’Carroll,

I write on behalf of Mark Palios in response to your recent letter. The FA is not in the business of football design or production. We would advise you to approach sports equipment designers with your ideas.

Ultimately, any change to equipment has to be sanctioned by FIFA. Thank you for taking the time to write to us and we trust that this clarifies our position.

Jonathan Arana, Senior Customer Relations Manager,
The Football Association

Reply from the FAI

Dear Dr. O’Carroll,

I would like to thank you for your letter which I received this morning. Your research sounds intriguing and I am forwarding a copy of your correspondence to our Technical Director Mr. Packie Bonner.

I note you have a patent pending on your invention and I would like to wish you every success with your venture. In the meantime if I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mr Fran Rooney, Chief Executive,
Football Association of Ireland

The Invention

So, after all of my efforts, Packie Bonner ended up on the case. You will notice that Manchester United, Arsenal, the FA and the FAI all seem to have overlooked the disadvantages of trying to play a football match with a left-footed football, even if such a thing did exist.

I’ll be posting more prank letters and replies here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


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