SELF-STYLED African football fan Tom Logan has annoyed work colleagues by repeatedly making references to Equatorial Guinea.
Despite having no obvious connection to the continent, bearded and tattooed Logan has been much more vocal in his interest in the Africa Cup of Nations than he was for the World Cup.
Wayne Hayes said: “I didn’t even know Tom liked football. He doesn’t dress like someone who does and he never seems to even know if there’s a Champions League game on.
“So we were all a bit surprised when he made such a big deal of leaving work early to catch the start of Gabon v Equatorial Guinea.
“To be honest we’re all getting a little bit sick of hearing him lay into Claude Le Roy or humming that chant about Felipe Ovono.”
Logan’s desk is currently home to an array of African national flags next to several figurines of obscure 1990s footballers, which co-workers suspect my have been chosen for fashion reasons.
He said: “This is real football. But I’m finding it hard to convince anyone to watch Congo v Congo with me, just like when nobody comes to watch Hungarian Nemzeti Bajnoksag games with me in my lunch break.”