Liverpool v Manchester United. On the pitch, arguably football’s biggest rivalry can provide us with moments to savor or games we want to forget. Off the pitch though, the banter never disappoints.
This famous clip shows a Welsh Liverpool fan prank calling the Manchester United ticket office, enquiring about Champions League tickets.
When the video was uploaded, it was 2018, and Manchester United had just been knocked out of the Champions League in their Round of 16 tie with Sevilla.
Liverpool had just breezed past Porto, winning 5-0 on aggregate, advancing to the quarter finals. They would eventually take the runners up medal after a Gareth Bale masterclass, and a Loris Karius disasterclass in the final.
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The Welsh prankster gets through to the Manchester United ticket office, and politely asks, “I’m just wondering if there’s any tickets available for the Champions League, game, the quarter final?”
The woman on the other end is obviously confused. “The Champions League?! We’re not in the Champions League anymore,” she says.
There’s the green light to rub salt in the wounds! Her response is met with a chorus of ‘Weyyy’s’ as the two pranksters revel in their practical joke. The man being filmed begins to belt out the famous Mo Salah chant, synonymous with Liverpool fans. “Mo Salah, Mo Salah, running down the wing!”
The infamous prank has just been given a new lease of life on Tik Tok in recent weeks, racking up 5.5 million views and 500K likes.
Even United fans have been appreciating the prank in the comments.
“I’m a Man U fan and this is funny,” said one
“I’m a United fan and this is class,” added another.
Across YouTube, Facebook and now TikTok, the clip has raked in over 11 million views, and has been reposted on numerous occasions since it’s release in 2018.