Date
16 August 2017
Bird poo is shown streaking into the open mouth of Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young. Photo: Mail Online
Bird poo is shown streaking into the open mouth of Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young. Photo: Mail Online

Little birdie to Ashley Young: Shut up

Ashley Young probably had good reason to rail against Manchester United after their disastrous 2-1 loss to Swansea City at the weekend.

His stunned teammates gamely took it as Young went on about their sloppy defense until someone — or something — decided enough is enough.

True enough, the ranting stopped, leaving a rather bad taste in the mouth for the £120,000-a-week Premier League footballer.

The source of the gag: poo from a passing bird which landed smack inside Young’s mouth.

BT Sport captured the moment and posted it on Twitter. The rest, as they say, is viral history.

Thanks to Mail Online, we know how it played out.

Swansea City winger Pablo Dominguez called it “definitely today’s highlight” and American cartoonist Rob Torneo asked “who says soccer is boring?”

Another commenter faulted Young for a goal and said he had “bird muck fired in his mouth and has now hurt his shoulder. Not a good day”.

No word from Young’s chastened teammates who can only imagine what it must be like to be forced to shut up in this way in the middle of a fiery speech.

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Ashley Young (left) is all frustration as he tries to get a clear shot. Photo: Mail Online


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