British TV legend Jeremy Clarkson has revealed how he was punched in the head by a Manchester City fan while in Porto to watch Chelsea in the Champions League final.
Clarkson, who is an avid Chelsea supporter, has written a column for The Sun which detailed his eventful trip to sunny Portugal, during which he witnessed his beloved Blues lift the Champions League for the second time in their history.
The former Top Gear and The Grand Tour host told an amusing tale during that column with The Sun, one which saw a Man City fan inadvertently punch him in the head, which resulted in conversations with both a police officer and a paramedic.
“After a flight where the refreshment flowed, we had a long lunch in the Portuguese sunshine, which meant I was quite cheerful when we arrived at the stadium.”
“So cheerful, in fact, that I got separated from my party and found myself surrounded by some good-natured City fans who decided to express their good-naturedness by punching me in the side of the head.”
“It took ten minutes to convince a policeman that it was just joshing that had gone a bit wrong and that no one needed to go to the station.”
“And then I had to spend another ten minutes watching an ambulanceman move his finger around to convince himself that I didn’t need to go to the hospital either.”
“But eventually, I wobbled into the stadium to do 97 minutes of excitable shouting.”
Clarkson suffered no damage done during the incident and it certainly doesn’t sound as though there is any grudge held against the over-eager Man City fan, who judging by the nature of Clarkson’s exit from the BBC, was lucky he didn’t punch him back.
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