Early Doors

Overreaction Theatre: If he’s a footballer, there’s hope for us all

Early Doors

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Diego Costa scored his first home goal as Didier Drogba made his return to Stamford Bridge - but neither of those were the biggest story to come out of Chelsea's win over Leicester.


No, that honour fell to Gary Taylor-Fletcher, who captured the imagination of the watching world following his arrival as a 73rd-minute substitute.

Why, Overreaction Theatre hears you ask? Well, let's just say he offers hope to all of you out there who haven't given up on a professional career just yet.

So impressive was Taylor-Fletcher's performance, his name was even trending in the USA. At least we assume it was due to his performance.

Overreaction Theatre feels for poor Gary, and would like to counter unfair jibes about his weight by just highlighting this:

At least Taylor-Fletcher was playing. Fernando Torres didn't even make Chelsea's squad and as a result he was one of the biggest talking points too.

Elsewhere, there was consternation at Crystal Palace - and no shortage of friendly banter either - as some unlikely goalscorers found their way onto the scoresheet.

And with a Match of the Day favourite returning for the programme's 50th birthday this weekend, one suggested his very presence was responsible for the historic turn of events.

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