Wales has seen its first outbreak of flip flops this year.
Several yellow, gnarly toes were spotted in coastal areas as well as some city locations.
A spokeswoman for the Welsh Government told WalesOnCraic:
“We’ve been on high alert for this since last week and have put all precautions into place to try and stem the tide of this kind of outbreak. We have spotters all over the country and with the rise in temperature this week, it’s been inevitable that we’d get a few calls. So far, flip flops seem to be mainly confined to coastal areas but we did have a few reports of sightings in city centres. We have put our Flip Flop Action teams on standby to arrest any wearers and to warn them that they are committing a public disorder offence if caught.”
Flip flops are usually associated with unsightly toes, especially among the male population.
The footwear was invented by French shoe-maker Philippe Fillop.
Welsh smugness has reached record levels after the men’s Welsh rugby team beat their English counterparts on the weekend.
Welsh people working in England are currently showing the highest smugness levels as they return to work.
Welsh fan Dilwyn Leek told WalesOnCraic:
“I’m so happy right now that I’m going to get my arse out and show it to the woman next door. I’m not even sure if she’s gone to bed – I don’t care! I’m THAT happy!”
England fan Tarquin Smythe-Peacock was dejected after the game. He said:
“By George. Our cheps at were roundly beaten on the weekend so I’m going to cheer myself up by hunting a fox or something. That’s one’s Grand Slam chances gone for another year.”
Wales now face Scotland in Scotland on Saturday. Should Wales beat the Scots, they only have Ireland to beat to win the Championship and the Grand Slam.
The Samaritans have set up so-called ‘Blubber Booths’ across Cardiff to allow English rugby fans to come to terms with their team’s loss to Wales.
The booths include tissues, a telephone to enable fans to call their mummies, and a picture of Scott Gibbs touching down at Wembley in 1999. They will be dotted around the city until Monday.
City manager Bryn Bathwater told WalesOnCraic:
“They’ll all be bitter once the game now that they’ve lost. With the help of the Samaritans, we are giving the English fans a chance to drown their sorrows before they head back over the Severn Bridge. We’ve also instructed the Severn Bridge to reinstall the tolls, just to add insult to injury.”
English fan Tarquin Peacock-Smyth said:
“What, what? Cucumber sandwich old boy?”
Cardiff’s Accident & Emergency Department is under severe pressure tonight after an influx of chariots in rectums.
Doctors have warned that England fans may need to wait to have their chariots surgically removed from their arseholes.
Dr StickyFingers said:
“We are warning England fans that there could be a bit of a wait if they are wanting chariots removed from rectums. Obviously, the boys in white have been the dominant force these last few years but we’ve got a horrible feeling that we could be in trouble tonight. My best friend Billy had a chariot up his arse for three days after our last defeat and he couldn’t sit down until it was taken out.”
England fan Tarquin Smythe-Peacock told WalesOnCraic:
“The last time one had a chariot in one’s rectum was in 2015 when one was watching the World Cup. I had to wait five days to have it removed and couldn’t walk for a week afterwards.”
Welsh rugby players will employ a tactic known as ‘debagging’ in an attempt to put English players off their game today.
That’s according to Welsh armchair rugby coach Dai TripleGunt.
Debagging is where one player pulls down another player’s shorts and jockstrap, exposing the other player’s bare buttocks and big hairy bollocks.
From his armchair in Fochriw, he told WalesOnCraic:
“Debagging is a particularly effective strategy to employ because a player can’t run around the field with their bollocks hanging out. My reckoning is that our boys will wait until the English players least expect it – when they’re stood moaning to the referee about a decision that’s gone against them or when they are waiting for Gareth Anscombe to take another penalty. I know Gatland has used this strategy before when he was coach at Wasps so I fully expect him to pull this out of the bag, as it were, on Saturday.”
Welsh fans can expect rousing renditions of the traditional slave song, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, as well as verbal outbursts of ‘Would one simply fuck orf?’ from their English counterparts.
Friday night commuters are currently experiencing delays on the M4 after an English chariot broke down outside of Cardiff.
Recovery services were called to the scene but walked away chuckling heartily.
Commuter Bob Slackflaps told WalesOnCraic:
“I just want to get home and watch Coronation Street. I’ve had a long week and the last thing I want to do is sit here in my car listening to Radio bloody Wales. These English types come over here with their souped up chariots and they’re not used to our way of life. Them chariots aren’t designed for motorway traffic and this one that’s broken down has done my head right in. I saw the recovery lorry turn up but the lads took one look at it and got back into their lorry, laughing.”
Traffic police have said that they will offer to help the stranded chariot drivers, depending on the result tomorrow.
Image: Faris Knight
Newport’s famous Brynglas Tunnels are to close ahead of the England squad’s arrival.
Highway officials say that they made the decision as a ‘bit of a laugh’. It means the bus would have to take a ‘traumatising’ 17-hour detour through the tropical town of Newport.
A spokeswoman said:
“We found out last night that the England squad are leaving it late to come to Wales. They’re setting off in rush hour so we thought we’d be a bit naughty and shut the Brynglas Tunnels just before they arrive. That means that they’ll be re-routed through Newport, where they can take in the majestic scenery and tropical wildlife. It also means that they won’t get to their hotel until very late, which will obviously help our lads when it comes to the match tomorrow.”
A spokesman for Rugby England said:
“What is this Newport of which one speaks? Is it like our Henley-On-Thames? Can one get a cucumber sandwich when one is there? This all sounds jolly exciting and one looks forward to it. Tally ho.”
The tunnels will reopen as soon as the England bus starts its detour.
Image: Norman Hyett
Any crappy fog hanging around will lift during the morning, leaving us all with shitloads of hazy sunshine. Finally feeling springlike for one. Maximum temperature 17°C.
Down on the farm, Farmer Honey’s been dusting down his barbeque in advance of the warmer weather. Some of the friends down on the farm are feeling a little nervous.
The recently removed Severn Bridge tolls will be reintroduced this weekend.
Highway officials said the only reason they were being reinstalled was to annoy English rugby fans.
Stan Slipper of the Highways Committee (Bridge Department) told WalesOnCraic:
“When we took the bridge tolls away at the beginning of the year, we were going to take them down the local skip. But one of the girls had a good idea to reinstall them when the English fans came over for the game. We thought we could make a bit of money to spend on our Christmas party this year seeing as we’re unlikely to get one. We’ll charge £10 for cars, £30 for buses and £50 for chariots. We’re going to put them on both sides of the motorway so that they have to pay to get in and pay to get out. That way, we can double our money.”
Tarquin Smythe-Peacock of the England Rugger Lads Fan Club said:
“I think one will take the train this weekend. Having said that, one will be sat with all the riff raff if one does that.”
A pop-up Chariot Repair shop has opened in Cardiff ahead of the crunch Six Nations game on Saturday,
Thousands of England supporters are expected to attend the game, and city officials are concerned that thousands of chariots without wheels will cause gridlock in Cardiff.
Shop manager Gordon Skidgrits told WalesOnCraic:
“We are anticipating thousands of English toffs to descend on the city this Saturday. God knows where they are going to park them all but we are very worried that once Wales put them to the sword, we’re going to end up with chariot wheels all over the place. The aim of the shop is to get them fixed and on their way as soon as possible.”
Posh English fan Tarquin Smyth-Peacock told WalesOnCraic:
“Anyone for a cucumber sandwich?”