The new Premiership season kicks off this weekend but already one relationship seems to have crumbled under the strain after this banner was found hanging above a busy main road in Birmingham.
The 3ft by 3ft banner had the message “Jack, are the Villa really more important than our marriage? It’s over, Jess” daubed over it in black paint. The banner, on a busy commuter route near West Bromwich, was seen by thousands of motorists and seems to refer to Jack’s allegiance to Aston Villa.
Paul Brennan, a passing Aston Villa fan, said: “I love the Villa, but I always try and keep the missus sweet as well.
“This is a cruel way to break the news to him though, I don’t know who they are or who has done what, but this is a certainly a harsh way to do it.
“I hope it’s not still there on match day because there’ll be thousands of people on the way to the game that will see it and most of them will be Albion fans around here, so I’m sure they’ll get a great laugh from it.”
One van driver, a West Bromwich Albion fan, added: “You shouldn’t make a man pick between his woman and his football team.
“Most people around here are Albion fans so I wonder if she’s a disgruntled Baggies supporter.
“I don’t care who she is, but he is better off without her, that’s for sure.”