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NORTHERN IRELAND FOOTBALL STARS BATTLE IT OUT IN DAD JOKE FACE OFF
Ollie Norwood and Aaron Hughes go head to head as they attempt to keep straight faces whilst telling terrible Dad jokes
June 2017: To celebrate Father’s Day, Vauxhall Motors challenged Northern Ireland football heroes Ollie Norwood and Aaron Hughes to take each other on in a special ‘Dad Joke Face Off’.
In a battle for supremacy, the teammates who faced Azerbaijan in a World Cup Qualifier last weekend, took turns to hold their nerve and resist the giggles as the other delivered a cringe-worthy joke. As millions of Dads drive their children to football matches up and down the country each weekend, Vauxhall Motors pay tribute to the ‘cab of dad’ by celebrating their most ‘beloved’ trait – bad jokes.
Ollie Norwood came out on top, proving that the essence to a good joke is behind the delivery. Both footballers were unable to keep a straight face when Norwood delivered the following cracker:
Why didn’t the footballer approach the woman at the bar? Because she was out of his league!
Looking straight into each other’s eyes, Norwood’s dead pan delivery proved too much for Hughes whose lip quivered throughout. Hughes however was also able to crack Norwood, with both players bursting out loud at this joke:
How does the goalkeeper protect his house? With da-fence!
The short video has been created with Norwood and Hughes as part of Vauxhall Motors’ sponsorship of the Home Nations football teams. The players encouraged the public to show their appreciation for dads this Father’s Day.
Ollie Norwood said “There is nothing worse than an embarrassing Dad joke, a good Dad joke is few and far between. The jokes Aaron told were so bad I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry – despite the terrible jokes it was a lot of fun celebrating Father’s Day. We want to wish dads across the country a happy Father’s Day!”
Andrew Curley, Head of Sponsorship and Events at Vauxhall Motors, said: “We all know that every Dad has their favourite ‘Dad joke’, it’s part of what makes them who they are. Father’s Day is the perfect excuse to show how much we appreciate our Dad’s humour, despite how terrible it might be! Why not try having your own Dad joke face off this Sunday?”
As official sponsor of the national football teams, Vauxhall Motors launched #GetIN as a platform for fans to show their support for their teams, celebrate the spirit of football and give fans one off experiences and real #GetIN moments.
Vauxhall Motors is also giving the public a chance to get a real laugh with a competition for two tickets to a John Bishop show and a chance to drive the brand-new Vauxhall Insignia. To enter, fans should visit: www.vauxhallfootball.co.uk