English football fans are renowned for the crazy support for their clubs and country. Football is part of the culture in the UK and fans treat clubs like the love of their life. As a result, the players who play for the club also become a part of the family for supporters.
While the glam of the Premier League takes up most of the attention, the lower leagues in England also garner massive support. The supporters take time to come up with creative chants for players in an attempt to boost their morale and make them feel a part of the club.
These chants are often derived from famous songs and twisted to give a fresh feel to them. A really creative chant has recently been created by Championship club Blackpool’s supporters.
The 18-year-old is a highly-rated midfielder who has named Santi Cazorla and Cesc Fabregas as his inspirations. Patino is creative, and hard-working and can help light things up in midfield and create chances with ease.
Blackpool fans have taken to the Englishman’s arrival well and already created a chant dedicated to him. Before their game against Stoke City on Saturday, some supporters debuted this song in the metro tunnel. It goes something like this:
He’s Charlie Patino,
He knew the place to go,
Although he’d never seen,
The boys in Tangerine.
He felt it everywhere,
He breathed in the sea air,
And then he said to me,
I F****** hate PNE.
Blackpool FC is a club named after a large town in England which is also a seaside resort. Hence the reference to the ‘sea air’ is mentioned.
The colour of their home kit is Tangerine and they have also been nicknamed the Tangerines, hence being referred to in the chant as well. The PNE bit refers to Championship club Preston North End, the arch-rivals for Blackpool.
The chant is allegedly inspired by the famous Michael Jackson song ‘You Are Not Alone’, which was released as a part of his ninth studio album: HIStory: Past, Present, and Future, Book I in 1995.
Charlie Patino came on as a substitute in the 70th minute for Blackpool & caught the eye of Blackpool fans with a nice cameo. The Arsenal loanee will hope to repay the faith of the faithful by performing well this season and helping the Seasiders push for promotion into the Premier League.