A group of mates decided to celebrate their five-a-side football team managing to make it through an entire season unbeaten by taking a celebratory open-topped bus tour around their home city of Cardiff.
Hell, if the big boys get to do it when they win the Premier League, then why can’t they? After all, they’re playing for the love of the game, rather than hundreds of thousands of pounds each week in wages and endorsements.
That was the line of thinking for the members of ‘Smith FC’, anyway.
Whilst it’s not the most imaginative name for a football team that anyone has ever come up with – one of the team is called Luc Smith – they can obviously play a bit.
You don’t get through an entire season unbeaten by accident.
After their triumph, when Cardiff City Council didn’t organise a bus tour for them, they decided to sort their own celebration out.
One of the players, Gethin Rowlands, told LADbible: “It was a great day. We had gone 25 games undefeated so we were trying to think of a good way to celebrate.
“Luke Pescott [another team member] joked we should have an open top bus through Cardiff. One or two of the boys looked into the Cardiff Bus Tours and said we should do it.
“We got a flag made and bought cheap ties and scarfs. It was hilarious from the get-go.”
A group of lads riding around on a sightseeing bus waving flags and scarves in the middle of winter. It’s a fairly novel concept.
Gethin explained: “We got picked up by the National Museum and went straight upstairs. We instantly realised it was a genius idea when passers-by were cheering, cars were honking their cars.
They even managed to learn a bit about their home city whilst they were celebrating. Gethin said that they listened to a bit of the bus tour audio on the journey, although they can only remember “something about prisoners being beheaded in Cardiff prison a long time ago”.
Well, that wasn’t the overall point of the day anyway, was it?
Gethin concluded: “We got off in the bay and ran into a pub for a pint and a shot, then ran back to catch the last hop-on bus to town.
“Such a good laugh finished off with a great night out in Cardiff.”
Excellent stuff. Hopefully they can repeat the feat next season.