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LAD Receives One Match Ban On Football Manager And Goes Viral

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LAD Receives One Match Ban On Football Manager And Goes Viral

We've previously reported on a lad who played 1000 years on Football Manager. We then discovered a lad who traveled 3000 miles to go and watch Ayr United because he fell in love with Ian McCall's side.

But today, on August 11 2017, we bumped into a true hero of the game.

Meet 21-year-old Joshua Unsworth, a university student from Leicester who became an internet sensation after a picture of him sitting on a ladder went viral.

So here's the story...

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Unsworth, who describes himself as a Football Manager addict, plays around 5 hours of the game a day, juggling a university degree with a career at Juventus.

Let me set the scene. Things were going well for Joshua. A victory against Inter Milan lifted spirits in the Unsworth household, but things were about to take a turn for the worst.

A rather upsetting set of circumstances meant that his player was sent off during a league game. The opposition scored the penalty and his Juve side dropped vital points in the title race.

Shaking with anger, Joshua decided to take matters into his own hands.

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After a series of complaints to the Football Manager authorities, the 21-year-old received a touchline ban for his actions.

In true 'I'm addicted to Football Manager' fashion, Unsworth decided to sit in the stands - or in this case, an 8ft ladder in his bedroom.

"I'm currently at Juventus in the year 2038" he told SPORTbible. "I've been here for 5 seasons. I've won the league five times and the champions league twice.

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"But I kept complaining about decisions in the press conference and after so many warnings, I received a ban!"


His original post has since received over 5,000 retweets in the past eight hours, and even the official Football Manager account got involved in the banter:

"Just taking the ban very seriously", tweeted:

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A story of a lad who bravely climbed that ladder of success to achieve his dream of going viral.

Topics: Football Manager

Jack Kenmare
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