A MAN has insisted the ankle he sprained last month be listed alongside Prince’s death, Brexit and Trump when discussing the awfulness of 2016.
Nathan Muir of Leicester maintains the injury has cast a huge shadow over the final months of the year and that it has affected him personally even more than losing David Bowie.
Friend Stephen Malley said: “We were down the pub talking about what a devastating year it’s been and going through all the hope-sapping events when Nathan said ‘And…’ while gesturing to his ankle.
“I said ‘Well, your five-a-side injury hardly compares to the crippling of US democracy,’ and he got really angry and said ‘I’m still on crutches Steve’.
“So when Dave was listing all the stars we’ve lost he said ‘Leonard Cohen, Mohammed Ali, Victoria Wood, and of course Nath’s ankle,’ and Nathan just nodded, like that was the saddest one of all.”
Muir said: “This has been such a devastating year. Brexit’s created deep divisions in our country and it could be February before I’m off ibuprofen.
“Aw fucking hell, some bastard’s scraped my front bumper. Man, fuck 2016.”