Some jokes literally write themselves.
Ligue 1 has developed a reputation with fans across Europe of being a ‘farmers league’.
For example, if Radamel Falcao can score a load of goals for Monaco but struggles when he goes to England then the French must be full of farmers.
You know the drill.
Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain was met with cries that he wouldn’t be testing himself in France and that he couldn’t finally get out from Lionel Messi’s shadow and win a Ballon d’Or playing in Ligue 1.
Brazil’s captain has been absolutely brilliant since he moved to Paris, doing just about everything that could be asked of him on the pitch – scoring outrageous goals, dribbling past whole teams and even keeping entertaining with some silky showboating.
But fans insist that it is only a farmers league and therefore anyone could do it.
Well, now it turns out all you fans who think Ligue 1 is full of tractor boys might have been proven right.
PSG’s game against Toulouse this Saturday is in danger of being cancelled due to a protest from very angry farmers.
Lines of tractors and combine harvesters might be blocking the entrance of the Stade de Toulouse.
The farmers union is pretty powerful in France, considering a lot of their country is covered by fertile farming land.
And one union official had some very strong words for football fans expecting to see Neymar play this weekend.
“I am announcing the apocalypse in Toulouse,” BFM TV reported them saying.
Suddenly makes VAR not seem so bad.
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