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Botswana President Joins In Our Old Shirts Campaign

The president of Botswana, Ian Khama, attended his country’s game against Togo wearing a Manchester United shirt.

Ok, maybe we made up the bit about him doing in support of our ‘Dig out your old shirts‘ campaign, but you never know…

View footage of this on 101 Great Goals.

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  1. Jonny says:

    Maybe he can convince the UN to declare the Glazer family a terrorist organisation?

  2. Che Guevarist says:

    Fergie sign him up!

  3. RedTillTheDeathOfMe says:

    its cool to know that my president is a united supporter just like me…was at the same game but was sitting in the opposite stands so i couldnt see him,pula Botswan,Pula (pula is the same as sayin viva)
    Go on United!!!!!

  4. Jonny says:

    Pula United!

  5. RedGem says:

    “Pula” in my language means “red” …. as in United.. :)

  6. wingard says:

    See why you shouldn’t have sex with scousers.

    Vote for Bus Baby

    United forever!!!

  7. nilsen69 says:

    Pula in my language means fuck\intercourse… strange world.. :)

  8. wayne says:

    just wondering this guy is not a mass murderer or anything is he?alot of these african rulers are very dodgy

  9. Mark the Devil says:

    Pula Rooney! well just thought i’d give him some support!!

  10. eddieTheRed says:

    My South African mate reckons Botswana is the best run country in Afrcia.

  11. RedScot says:

    Tisk Tisk so who is not keeping there Old shirts then.Very naughty.
    If he gets the message it amazes me that others dont. lol
    I think you are allowed to make up what ever you want as far as the Glazer are concerned!

  12. Chicharito14 says:

    Dictator bastard.

  13. Chicharito14 says:

    Dictator bastard.”pula” is not viva its ”rain”. I hate this guy.

  14. Fze123 says:

    I wonder which ROM poster he is.

  15. RedScot says:

    @Fze dont tempt fate mate, we could all make suggestions there in fun.

  16. Dummy says:

    The Mauritian President Sir Aneerood Jugnauth is also a huge Manchester United fan. It seems our team is very popular with African head of States.

  17. Che Guevarist says:

    @ Dummy

    I’m from Mauritius and I didn’t know that, although when you think of it , most Mauritians are either Pool or United fans down there, so not that surprising.

  18. Champ says:

    I have a pre-glazer tampa bay bucaneers jersey,can I wear that?

  19. mahadev says:

    looks like Superman (not by face obv :D )

  20. azman says:

    malaysia prime minister is also a well known manutd fan!!

  21. vidic will get ya15 says:

    Wish id kept some of myold shirts. Could do wiv one for everton saturday

  22. JakeManc says:

    Off topic, but I just stumbled upon this :

    It’s a video of the goals from Equador – Mexico this weekend.
    Good game for three of our players :)

  23. obertanthenewstar says:

    why three??
    p.s that commentator is very annoying.. i would have just turned it off if i was watchin live.. what a twat lol

  24. Arselicked says:

    Soon as i saw him on TV with that shirt on, i new this would come up, somewhere.

    He may be a ManYoo fan but please protect us against abuse. Don’t allow your readers to desecrate the word Pula, which means, rain and also translates into Viva. In Botswana it has the same power as the flag (I hope you respect your flag).

    Do use Pula in the same sentence with Fuck/intercourse maybe be just banter but is really annoying

  25. Kaddy says:

    Who is the third Manchester United player in that game — Mezico vs Equador? Chicharito, Valencia and…..?

  26. Jaansdad says:

    @ Arselicked

    don’t come onto a Manchester United blog and type shit like ManYoo.
    If anyone was disrespectful it was you.
    Go away and Pula yourself off.

  27. Arselicked says:


    When you desecrate the Pula, you are insulting Batswana as a nation. I just hope you understand that.

    Our president maybe your fan, but please don’t use a well placed observation by Scott to insult us as a nation.

  28. xol says:

    Very cool by Valencia, stands one defender up, waits for a 2nd defender, stands him up too, then before you know it, the ball’s through the legs and in the back of the net off the Striker.

  29. Dave says:

    bad shirt to wear – thats the shirt we wore when the glazers took over

  30. Jaansdad says:

    @ Arselicked

    I was just pointing out that you were the only person to write anything negative with ManYoo.
    Who or what is ManYoo?
    I hope you realise that with your ignorance of Manchester United and its glorious history that you are disrespecting us
    You seem to be the only person that has a problem with the word Pula, your compatriot, RedTilTheDeathOfMe, was the first person to use this term.
    So go dry your eyes.

  31. theboogeyman says:

    Arselicked- It’s United, not ManYoo.

    And secondly, nilsen69 said it means fuck or intercourse in HIS LANGUAGE. He wasn’t saying shit about your pula, he was just talking about the coincidence.

  32. Jaansdad says:

    @ the boogeyman

    exactly mate.

    These are the occasions where ballon heads are worth responing to.

  33. Jonny says:

    haha Arselicked, what a guy.

    “you are insulting Batswana as a nation”

    fuck me what an idiot

  34. Arselicked says:

    For me, to say ManYoo is nothing but banter. It is similar to calling us the foreign legion. But i don’t think we should then use it as an excuse to try to belittle Tswana values and to insult us.

    To disrespect the Pula is to touch a nation at its core. It is like wiping your ass with a national flag.

    If RedTilTheDeathOfMe is a Motswana from Botswana then i’m sure he is touched by your arrogance and he hopes you would apologise and move on. When you drag our values into the mud it stops being Arsenal vs Manchester United it becomes you vs Batswana.

    I hope you understand the seriousness of this issue.

  35. Jaandsdad says:

    Your arrogance has let yourself down and brought shame upon your nation , please read the comments again and understand that PULA is a word in other languages, you cannot actually believe that PULA, as a word, is only used in your language.
    It has different meanings in different languages.

    Read what you have wrote and switch the word PULA with MANYOO, then please realise that you are on a Manchester United blog.
    The term that you continue to use is the term used by a moronic cesspit of rival fans mostly leeds ( scum) and london clubs ( cockney wankers).
    As you have ,already irrelevently, stated you are an Arsenal supporter please go back to an Arsenal blog and discuss PULA.
    No one cares for your narrow minded views on the Republik of Mancunia

  36. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    Arselicked, I don’t think anyone has embarassed or abused the nation of Botswana on here and it seems your trying to cause trouble.
    Where i live at the moment Pula is the cheesy puss globule found on the end of a badgers dick after dragging his lobb on over road kill trying desperately to catch miss badger.
    As was expressed in the film “Cat on a hot tin roof”, when Brick says to his wife Maggie, “there you go princess all over your hair, just like you like it” – “oh Brick, its been ages since we’ve been intimate”, walking over to the dresser she looks in the mirror and laughs. Brick in his half cut state, shouts back at Maggie “are you laughing at me”, the paranoya looming over him like a blue moon. “no” laughs Maggie, “its just you got me good and proper it has the same outline as the country Botswana and ewwwww it smells of Pula”. “when did you last wash that thing”. Brick stormed out never to be seen again.

  37. Arselicked says:

    Thanx for that,

    I hope it will teach us not to come dragging our treasures into forums that have complete disregard for other people’s values and feelings.

  38. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    i hope so too. goodbye

  39. Jaansdad says:

    @ GoatinaUnitedShirt

    how the fuck did you manage to get rid of him with that pure hilarious lunacy?
    That was genius mate.

  40. King Eric says:

    Goat – Ha. Quality post fella !

  41. GoatinaUnitedShirt says:

    I have a gift. It doesn’t allow me to keep jobs for long or have quiet evenings out in restaurants, but by the same token I don’t have a boring excistance.
    When ever your in trouble, look skyward if you wish, but Im a fucking goat and walk like the rest of them. I’ll be there, foul mouthed and all, dispersing crowds with confusion and mostly disgust.


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