By Chris Wright
A Toronto FC fan has been unceremoniously fired from his job at a Canadian electricity company after summoning up every last inch of his wit and intellect to yell “F**k her right in the p***y” during a live pre-match interview.
According to various reports, Hydro One employee Shawn Simoes has been relieved of his duties at the company over his part in the hilarious prank, which emanates from a debunked viral video that first did the rounds on the internet almost three years ago.
With fans bustling around outside the stadium shortly before Toronto FC’s game against Houston Dynamo on Sunday, CityNews decided to vox pop a few of them as part of the build-up to their live coverage.
Smirking away in the background, one fan then sensed his moment and yelled his masterpiece down the microphone.
Rather excellently, utterly nonplussed CityNews reporter Shauna Hunt then called the ABSOLUTE LADS out on their dumb heckling.
It was at this point that a second and third Toronto fan – the latter believed to be Simoes – gave an impassioned defence of the “quite substantial” prank, gleefully uttering yet more profanities as he said his piece down the camera…
After the video of the incident began causing uproar on social media, Simoes was identified and reported by one of his Hydro One colleagues (or ex-colleagues as the case may be) and has since been fired for his part in the televised stupidity.
Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment group, the company that owns Toronto FC, the Raptors and the Maple Leafs, has since announced that they will ban the fans in the video, as well as anyone else caught shouting “FHRITP”, from attending any MLS, basketball and/or hockey games for one year.
Sacked and banned. Well played boys, well played indeed. What a solid afternoon’s work.
(Via Project Babb/Many thanks to Pies fan @BlakeZimbabwe14 for the tip-off!)