QUIRKY WORLD ... Chelsea fans’ Mourinho tribute proves a festive hit

ENGLAND: Chelsea are top of another league after their fans’ festive chant about manager Jose Mourinho was voted the funniest ever.

QUIRKY WORLD ... Chelsea fans’ Mourinho tribute proves a festive hit

It is sung to the tune of Christmas hit Let It Snow.

Other popular Christmas-inspired chants in the poll, commissioned by bookmakers William Hill, include odes to former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and a ditty inspired by the rivalry between Chester City and Wrexham.

The top five wittiest seasonal Christmas football chants are revealed as:

1. “Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the goals are so delightful, Stamford Bridge is the place to go, Mourinho! Mourinho! Mourinho!”

Liverpool fans sung about their departed striker on the Kop last Christmas, to the tune of Wizzard — I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday:

2. “Oh well I wish I could watch Suarez every day, When the skills start flowing and he sticks a chance away, Oh I wish I could watch Suarez every daaaaaaaaay, Let the chants... Ring out... For Suarez.”

Newcastle salute fan favourite Habib Beye to the theme of White Christmas:

3. “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, Just like the ones I used to know, Where the three points glisten, Their strikers are missing, And we see Habib score a goal.”

Arsenal supporters on their Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla:

4. “You’d better watch out, you’d better not cry, you’d better be good I’m telling you why...’cos Santi C is coming to town.”

Sung by Newcastle United fans about their former hero striker to the tune of Winter Wonderland:

5. “There’s only one Alan Shearer! One Alan Shearer, We’re walking along, singing this song, Walking in a Shearer Wonderland”.

USA:

Elton John gave new meaning to the word entertain when he fell off his chair at a charity tennis match.

The I’m Still Standing singer was left rolling on the ground when he tumbled off his deckchair as he watched the action at the Statoil Masters event at the Royal Albert Hall.

Luckily tennis star John McEnroe and some security guards were on hand to get the Rocket Man back on his feet, and the crowd apparently couldn’t help giggling when they saw Elton was okay. When asked how he was after his fall, Elton showed he could see the funny side by replying: “I’m not standing – yeah, yeah, yeah.”

ENGLAND:

A tiger is recovering from dental work at a British wild animal park after breaking three of his front teeth.

Nine-year-old Amir, a rare male Sumatran tiger, had to have the chipped teeth filled in at Howletts Wild Animal Park near Canterbury, Kent.

The tiger, who weighs more than 20 stone, was sedated and transported to the on-site hospital for treatment by dental surgeon Peter Kertesz.

USA:

A police dog named Copper has been credited for saving the life of a missing 6-year-old Utah boy who accidentally fell into an open manhole and became trapped underground.

Kollin Bailey presented a large bone and a stocking full of treats to his new four-legged friend, a day after his ordeal in cold darkness about 10ft below ground.

“He saved my life,” the boy told KUTV-TV.

After he was reported missing the 6-year-old bloodhound tracked his scent to the manhole in Kollin’s hometown of Herriman, about 40km south of Salt Lake City. Police said the boy spent three to four hours there until he was located on Friday night. An officer then descended the hole to lift him out.

“I was really scared ... I thought I was going to miss Christmas,” Kollin said.

Kollin suffered a broken arm and mild concussion.

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