Once again, we have triumphed in finding an advertising angle to a
recent news story, namely the Gazza/Chris Evans/Danny Baker bender.
It seems that Diannah Dean wasn’t the only unfortunate female to fall
victim to the trio’s antics. The day before the auburn-haired Canadian
was slapped in the face by the ’loutish soccer ace’, (copyright the
Sun), Maria Hipwell, a young creative at Mitchell Patterson Grime
Mitchell, became involved in their vintage, beer-soaked trail of
Maria had been sitting, innocently toying with a pounds 2.10 glass of
house white, outside the Soho Brasserie on Old Compton Street when Gazza
staggered around the corner on the arm of Chris Evans.
The Rangers striker spotted Maria, a 22-year-old bubbly brunette (as the
Sun would probably have it), lurched towards her and, in his distinctive
Geordie tones, burbled: ’Can I have a ship of yer wine, luv?’
Without waiting for any form of reply, he grabbed the glass and just
about emptied it before being dragged away by Evans.
’I didn’t know whether to drink the rest after he’d had his slurp or
leave it,’ she says.
Being a placement at Mitchell Patterson - and thus on a meagre income -
Maria was hard pressed to find the cash to buy a replacement bevvy.
So, come on, Gazza. If you’re reading this, cough up.