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18 June 2017

Oliver Norwood and Aaron Hughes on international duty for Northern Ireland.

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Oliver Norwood came up against former Albion loanee Aaron Hughes in a ‘Dad Joke Face Off’, as Northern Ireland sponsor Vauxhall Motors challenged the pair in celebration of Father’s Day.

In a battle for supremacy, the national team-mates who faced Azerbaijan in a World Cup Qualifier last weekend, took turns to hold their nerve and resist the giggles as the other delivered a cringe-worthy joke.

As millions of dads drive their children to football matches up and down the country each weekend, the video pays tribute to the ‘cab of dad’ by celebrating their most ‘beloved’ trait – bad jokes.

Norwood came out on top, proving that the essence to a good joke is behind the delivery. Both footballers were unable to keep a straight face when Norwood delivered the following cracker:

Why didn’t the footballer approach the woman at the bar? Because she was out of his league!
Looking straight into each other’s eyes, Norwood’s dead-pan delivery proved too much for Hughes, whose lip quivered throughout. Hughes however was also able to crack Norwood, with both players bursting out loud at this joke:

How does the goalkeeper protect his house? With da-fence!

Following their punchline battle, Norwood showed his appreciation towards a terrible ‘dad joke’ and sent best wishes from all of his team-mates to dads all over the country on Father’s Day.
He said, “There is nothing worse than an embarrassing dad joke, a good dad joke is few and far between. The jokes Aaron told were so bad I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry – despite the terrible jokes it was a lot of fun celebrating Father’s Day. We want to wish dads across the country a happy Father’s Day!”

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