How crazy are you for your favourite game? How far can you go to prove your die-hard love for your team? No matter what you say, nothing can beat what this groom-to-be has done to show how crazy he is for football.
Damien Hyde, 33, a Manchester United fan, has some bigger questions to answer as the game will kick off at exactly the same time as his wedding reception. He is due to tie the knot with his partner Samantha O’Carrol, 31, on June 1 – the same day Liverpool go head-to-head with Tottenham.
He is a die-hard fan of the game and the same has been proven from his weird but interesting act. Hyde launched a poll on Facebook asking if he should have the Champions League final screened at his wedding reception! Yes, that’s right.
The Facebook poll (Source: The Sun)
The poll can be found on Facebook and is called ‘should my Mrs allow me to watch the champions league final at wedding venue’.
The poll has already gained public attention with 66 people voting ‘yes’ and 27 people voting ‘no’.
Damien, who supports Manchester United said: “As soon as I heard that Liverpool and Tottenham were through I knew this was a match that I didn’t want to miss.
“This is so rare that both teams would be playing against each other, especially as they both had such a comeback. And because our wedding reception is at a hotel, they are bound to be playing the match somewhere – and I don’t want people to leave the room to go and watch it. The guests could come along, watch the match and then enjoy the buffet and dancing. It’s no big deal,” he added.
Damien Hyde with his partner (Source: The Sun)
The couple – who have two daughters, Chloe, nine, and Teagan, three – set the date two years ago. Damien “never dreamed” it would be the night that two British football teams would play “such an important match”.
But sadly, when Damien suggested that a screen be erected at their wedding venue, the Holiday Inn East in Milton Keynes – the response he got from Samantha was “a firm no”. However, the couple isn’t fighting over the issue.
Hyde said: “I don’t see the problem with having a screen at the reception – people will be on their phones anyway trying to watch the match. But Samantha obviously doesn’t agree, so I thought I should make a poll. We’re not rowing about it or anything. It’s just that we have different opinions. I think it’s okay to have a big football match shown at our wedding reception and Samantha doesn’t. If the majority of people agree with me, maybe Samantha might change her mind. She’s not cross about the poll – she thinks it’s funny.”
Damien, who is rooting for Tottenham to win, also said that there will be guests at their wedding who are ardent Liverpool and Spurs fans.
Now we don’t know what the final results will be but let’s hope they both get happily married without any bone of contention between them!
Tottenham booked their place in the final after a stunning comeback in Wednesday’s 3-2 victory at Ajax led by hat-trick hero Lucas Moura.