One happy football fan, and ex-player, was delighted to find out the Premier League will return in June counting just how many matches he will be able to watch on television.
Solihull Moors forward Jake Beesley shared a video on Twitter of his dad Paul Beesley, a former player for teams such as Sheffield United and Wigan Athletic, totting up the number of games being shown in a week at their home in Dronfield, Derbyshire.
Football fans have been left without any games to watch since early March when the coronavirus brought all sport, including the Premier League, to a halt.
Former Sheffield United footballer Paul Beesley was getting excited as he counted how many games of football a week would be on when the Premier League returns on June 17
Solihull Moors forward Jake Beesley shared the hilarious clip of his dad on Twitter
In the hilarious video, captioned ‘Think my old man is happy about the footy schedule’, the ex-footballer gets increasingly excited as he explains to his son how many games are happening each week.
Paul Beesley, pictured in 1991, played for Sheffield United from 1990 to 1995
The happy football fan says ‘listen to this, this is unbelievable Jeff’, in homage to former footballer and Sky Sports analyst Chris Kamara, before counting up on his hands the total number of games.
He cannot contain his joy at the prospect of watching 16 football matches a week as he kicks his legs into the air above him while rejoicing ‘woohoo’.
Manchester United captain Harry Maguire replied to the tweet saying: ‘What a guy’.
Jake Beesley is close friends with Maguire’s brother Laurence Maguire, a defender for Chesterfield, and the pair went to watch the England international play at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Former Swansea City striker Lee Trundle also responded to the funny clip: ‘Ha ha boss that x’
The Premier League is set to return on June 17 with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Manchester City vs Arsenal the first fixtures to be played.
Harry Maguire pictured with family and friends, including his brother Laurence (left of Maguire) and Jake Beesley (right of Maguire), at the 2018 World Cup in Russia
All 92 remaining games which were forced to postpone earlier in the year will be broadcast on the box.
For the first time in 32 years four top-flight live football matches – currently unknown – will be shown on the BBC, alongside their usual weekly highlights Match of the Day programme.
Sky will broadcast 25 of their 64 games for free – including Everton vs Liverpool on the first weekend back.
The free-to-air games on Sky will be made available via Sky’s ‘Pick’ channel and simulcast on Sky Sports.
BT Sport will show a total of 20 live matches, while streaming service Amazon Prime will also show four live games.
The matches will take place without fans in the stadiums.
It is the first time in 32 years that top-flight live football matches will be aired on the BBC