A True Football Fan A young man was watching football. He noticed an empty seat in front of him. It was a better seat than his. At half-time he went down to the empty seat. He asked the old man sitting next to the empty one is it okay if i sit here? No problem, said the old man. It was my wife’s seat, but she’s dead. We’ve been to every home match together for 40 years, and always had these two seats. A tear rolled down the old man’s cheek. Don’t you have a friend, or someone from your family, who’d come with you? The young man asked, gently. The old man wiped his eyes and said yes, but not today. They are all at my wife’s funeral.