United parry hopes of title celebrations but Tan keeps singing

Foxes fan Parry Tan (in blue) reacting to Leicester skipper Wes Morgan's equaliser against Manchester United at Harry's at Boat Quay. He was the most vocal fan yesterday, even though he was outnumbered by United supporters.
Foxes fan Perry Tan (in blue) reacting to Leicester skipper Wes Morgan's equaliser against Manchester United at Harry's at Boat Quay. He was the most vocal fan yesterday, even though he was outnumbered by United supporters. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE

In a raucous sea of Red Devils at Harry's at Boat Quay, Perry Tan was the sole Leicester City fan. But that did not stop him from being the loudest supporter in the room during ONE FM Game Night yesterday.

Despite the Foxes failing to clinch the league title at Old Trafford as they played out a 1-1 draw with Manchester United, the 42-year-old continued to remain upbeat about their prospects.

Tan said: "I was expecting Man U to win anyway.

"Next week, I'm expecting us to beat Everton at home but this whole season has been a fairy tale, seriously."

A diehard Leicester fan since 1993, he celebrated his team's equaliser in the 17th minute by running to the front of the room and taking off his shirt. United fans at the bar sportingly cheered him on.

Nearing the end of the game, Tan was even in a mood to sing, leading the room to the tune of What Does The Fox Say.

After the final whistle, the United fans graciously congratulated Tan, wishing him luck for the next match - against Everton at the King Power Stadium.

As the only Leicester supporter among his friends, Tan said: "You should see all the messages from them this season. 'Well done, Foxes', 'Let's go, Foxes', it's been crazy, man.

"I never saw us ever being in this position. And to be on the cusp of greatness is just... wow, amazing. We'll just see about it next week."

Also in attendance was May Schooling, mother of national swimmer Joseph Schooling.

Even though she was rooting for United yesterday, the Liverpool fan said: "Honestly, it's good to see fans like Perry.

"I think he was crazier than all of the United fans in the room - it's quite refreshing to see."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 02, 2016, with the headline 'United parry hopes of title celebrations but Tan keeps singing'. Print Edition | Subscribe