Rishi Sunak ‘promotes’ Birmingham City to Premier League with ‘hilarious’ blow to Burnley
Birmingham City are going up to the Premier League according to Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak.
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Rishi Sunak has just confused Birmingham City with Burnley, seemingly ‘promoting’ Blues to the Premier League in the process.
Spotted watching on at the weekend as Southampton were defeated 2-0 by Fulham and relegated as a result, The Prime Minister has made headlines for his football fandom.
The politician is now back in the news talking about the beautiful game but has rather shot himself in the foot with a severe muddle-up.
“It was a sad moment but I was pleased I could be there, actually, and be with the fans,” Sunak told the BBC after Saints were relegated.
“My family were there as well with their season tickets, quite near where I was sitting. It was nice to be back to my football teams I have supported since I was a kid.
“Hopefully, we can bounce straight back up as Birmingham and Sheffield United have in reasonably short order,” Sunak continued, not realising a big mistake.
He did of course not mean Blues but rather Burnley, who ended the Championship campaign with 101 points. Maybe the Prime Minister isn’t so clued up on football after all.
John Eustace may have led his side to their best points tally in seven seasons in 2022/23 but they’re not quite fighting at the top just yet.
That is, unless, Sunak really did mean Blues and he’s going to use his political powers to promote them. What are we kidding, he’s just had an entertaining muddle-up.
Supporters joke about Sunak ‘promoting’ Birmingham City
Bluenoses have seen the funny side of the PM’s confusion, taking to Twitter in response.
@Lou1875 tweeted: “We are Premier League, we are Premier League! I mean, if Prime Minister @RishiSunak says we are it must be true?”
@YouBearssssssss posted: “YES @BCFC we got promoted!! Best plan for United/Arsenal away.”
@BrummieTom said: “What the PM says goes so we are OFFICIALLY a Premier League club once again.”
Maybe one day, Blues.