Chelsea lost 2-1 to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup last Wednesday thanks to two goals from Marcus Rashford.
Rashford’s first came in the form of penalty in the 25th minute to give United the lead but this was cancelled out thanks a powerful striker from Michy Batshuayi in the second half.
However, Rashford then got his second goal of the game after unleashing a screamer of a free-kick with just over 15 minutes left in the tie.
And while it was bad enough for Chelsea fans to see their side lose to a rival at home, the in-house announcer at Stamford Bridge was reportedly heard giving an “overly enthusiastic” announcement to both of Rashford’s goals.
Fans would usually expect a goal from the opposing side to be announced with the usual monotone conviction, however, according to The Athletic reporter David Ornstein, the announcer ditched the usual protocol.
He said: “On each occasion, after the England forward had put United ahead with a first half penalty, and then in the aftermath of his remarkable late free-kick which claimed the tie, the in-house announcer ditched the usual protocol when it comes to confirming visiting scorers – that trademark monotone laced with regret — and, instead, boomed out with gusto: ‘The goalscorer for Manchester United, Marcus Rashford!’
“He even added a bit of a flourish with his accentuation of the surname, as if auditioning for the role of ring announcer at a glitzy boxing bout.”
However, Ornstein did offer some explanation to Chelsea fans as to why they were forced to listen to an announcer appearing to happily add to their woes.