THE CORRIDORS of Kenna HQ have long echoed with reverence for five seconds of Mel Gibson in 1989, but the bubble has sadly burst.
A closing shutter door to the league’s underground executive car park prompted a YouTube search for a remembered gem from Lethal Weapon 2.
The film features two veteran homicide detectives with terrifically well-managed hair fighting the evil spectre of South African Apartheid, which takes the form of snappily-dressed diplomats with clipped accents, automatic weapons and equally high-maintainence bonces.
In one scene madcap martial arts expert Martin Riggs, played by Gibson, enters a restricted area at the South African consulate by rolling underneath a closing shutter door without breaking stride. A true masterclass.
Unable to find the extract posted on YouTube, the Kenna HQ LoveFilm account was pressed into service and a DVD of the film hired for that purpose.
Zeut alors! Upon closer examination it was found that what was previously thought to be an unbridled display of letter-jacketed panache turned out to be two camera shots neatly spliced together.
“A two-minute silence will be observed before every fixture this weekend,” read a missive from Kenna HQ.
|1||FC Testicluadew||James N||61||3|
|2||Lokomotiv Leeds||Ben S||46||3|
|6||Judean Peoples’ Front||Sholto||37||0|
|8||Sporting Lesbian||Ben M||33||4|
|9||Just put Carles||Carles||32||1|
|10||Vasco De Beauvoir||Stix||28||1|
|13||Headless Chickens||John N||25||0|
|14||Still Don’t Know Yet||Pete||25||0|
|18||Wandsworth Window Lickers||Will||18||1|
|20||PSV Mornington||El Pons||13||0|
|Player of the week||17||Suarez, L – LIV – STR|