It’s always a good way of getting into the newspaper – getting a local celebrity to pop along and open your shop.
But here’s perhaps an example of overkill – getting not one, not two but THREE local Burnley celebrities to open a sandwich shop.
I guess life for Burnley’s football fraternity is a little slow during the summer months – but it does also help when the shop in question is owned by Carol Rodriguez, mother of Burnley Football Club’s ‘young hotshot’ (The Burnley Express’s phrase, not mine) Jay Rodriguez.
Along with her son, who looks remarakably tall in the picture above, was former Burnley FC manager (and very poor loser, as I’ve seen first hand in the Preston North End press box) Stan Ternent and former player Willie Irvine.
Even though it’s for his mum, how many young international footballers with 15 goals in 48 games for a Championship football team would do that over the summer – and some how rope two other club characters into it too?