The England football team will be hoping their Brazil World Cup 2014 campaign does not end in mayhem and chaos.
However, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, from Skegness called ‘Mayhem’, who lives with fellow canine, six-year-old, Chaos at their Skegness home, just may be able to teach the England team a thing or two after their 2-1 loss in their opening fixture against Italy on Saturday.
Owned by Tina Bailey and husband Carl.
Tina said: “Mayhem loves playing football and when she’s not playing, she absolutely loves watching the ball move around on our television, she never takes her eyes of the ball.”
Four-year-old Mayhem, like Chaos a pure breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier, is often showcasing her Brazilian-like skills in the garden or in the park and Tina hopes the skills displayed by talented mayhem can be replicated by England in Brazil in their next game on Thursday against Uruguay, as they push for a place in the next round.
Tina said: “Mayhem’s favourite place to play football is the Tower Gardens in Skegness and children love to watch her play and sometimes she gathers quite a crowd.
“For this years World Cup, I decided to make her a special England World Cup shirt and thought it would also keep her warm during the winter.”
With partners Mayhem and Chaos recently trying for puppies, Tina said: “If they are successful, perhaps Mayhem can inspire the next generation of doggy footballers.
“It’s so funny watching her, especially when she runs up to other dogs to try to get them to play. These type of dogs do carry an unfair reputation but she is so soft and gentle and always has a ball at her feet,” added Tina.
Without Mayhem in the squad, it may be just the quality England are lacking if manager Roy Hodgson’s men fail to qualify beyond the group stages.