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WALES FOOTBALL STARS BATTLE IT OUT IN DAD JOKE FACE OFF
Ashley Williams and Joe Allen 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 Wales football heroes Ashley Williams and Joe Allen to take each other on in a special ‘Dad Joke Face Off’.
In a battle for supremacy, the teammates who faced Serbia 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.
Allen 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 Allen delivered the following cracker:
How did the referee greet the player? Yellow!
Looking straight into each other’s eyes, Allen’s dead pan delivery proved too much for Williams whose lip quivered throughout. Williams however was also able to crack Allen, with both players bursting out laughing at this joke:
What is a footballer’s favourite spice? Nutmeg!
The short video has been created with Williams and Allen 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.
Ashley Williams said “I think the day you become a father you automatically start telling shocking jokes; I don’t know any Dads that tell good jokes. Hearing them from Joe reminded me just how bad some Dad jokes are. The only place the jokes Joe told belong are in a Christmas cracker! I hope Dads everywhere have a happy Father’s Day, but keep their terrible jokes to themselves!”
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