Fernando Torres has finally won the battle with Paddy Power to have the advertising hoarding mocking the misfiring striker taken down, after the local council ordered the removal.
The poster was put up just outside Stamford Bridge, with the slogan: ‘Fernando – we’ve got an onion bag you can actually find. It’s in the burger van mate. Get your hair net on’.
The local council were made aware of the illegal hoarding and had it removed.
“Poking fun at beleaguered Premier League footballers is not necessarily a problem as long as the advertising hoardings are legal,” the council’s deputy leader Greg Smith said in a news release.
“Residents don’t expect hoardings to pop up everywhere willy-nilly.”
Torres has failed to find the form that earned him a move to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool for £50million. His form has meant Chelsea have had to draft in Demba Ba, to help ease the clubs scoring problems, and Torres has even been left out of the Spain’s squad for the World Cup qualifiers.