#TearsforPiers after Robin Van Persie earned and scored the equalising penalty against Arsenal at The Emirates.
Tears for Fears, for those my age without a love for everything older then my age like myself, were a popular New Wave band back in the 1980’s who had hits such as ‘Everybody Wants to Rule The World’ and ‘Shout’. Nowadays the band is mostly known thanks to that god awful rendition of 'Mad World' Michael Andrews and Gary Jules put together for the cult film classic Donnie Darko that in our warped minds, as a collective, we decided to reward with the Christmas Number One Spot back in 2003.
The band were equally popular in both the UK and US being one of the few British acts to ‘crack America’ which again brings my tedious link back round to its original roots.
The TV presenter, like the band, has managed to do the unthinkable and just like Russell Brand, Gordon Ramsey and that show pony hypocrite Jeremy Kyle has managed to crack the American market.
His name has also been appropriated to the name of the band; mainly for its obvious rhythmic connotations.
Such a message was clear on view at The Emirates on Sunday as Manchester United, Robin Van Persie and all, made the trip to North London.
In the end RVP had the last laugh. Scythed down by Bacary Sagna in the box he duly dusted himself off ignored the mind-games of Wojciech Szczesny and hammered the ball into the back of the net; all before ignoring the jubilation of Wayne Rooney and acting with subdued dignity in front of the fans that once adored him.
A moment which saw United fans unfurl this banner with pride below; probably causing the effect it describes on Arsenal’s most famous fan in the Irish bar he frequented to take in the fixture.
On this occasion it was James Nesbitt who had the upper hand in the celebrity fan contest!