The Coasters made the headlines today across the country after an old-school prank caught the imagination of the country.
Season ticket holders Jak, Tom and Timo, asked our stand-in stadium announcer to make an announcement over the PA – only for it to leave him a little red-faced.
The tongue-in-cheek request asked for anyone driving a white Nissan Micra with the registration plate NE14 ABJ to move their vehicle as it was blocking someone in – the crudely imagined car of course, did not exist.
“My dad’s blocked in,” one of the lads asked. “Would it be ok to read this out?”
The well-intentioned gaff was made by stand-in announcer Liam Brown, who was alerted to it shortly after it happened, saying, “I’ve been well and truly had.”
Liam posted a photo of the lads and the fateful cards handed to him, which was shared through the club’s Twitter, and quickly went viral.
WANTED: This trio pictured in the middle.
CRIME: Rather cunningly duped our stadium announcer into asking for a white Nissan Micra NE14 ABJ to be moved last night.
— AFC Fylde (@AFCFylde) February 13, 2019
The lads were invited into Mill Farm this evening and presented with new AFC Fylde shirts and club merchandise, which they were overjoyed to receive.
“It was a great bit of harmless fun that snuck through, and it put a smile on the face of tens of thousands of people today,” said Chairman David Haythornthwaite.
“The least we could do was return the favour and kit them out with our home strip and a goodie bag,” David concluded.
“Hopefully this will be a memory that’ll stay with them forever as supporters!”
The Coasters are back in action this Saturday 16th, hosting Chesterfield in the Vanarama National League, kicking off at 3pm.
Tickets are available to purchase online now for the fixture – where supporters are politely asked that PA requests are kept to a minimum.