Man live tweets attempt to down 15 pints of Boddingtons to break Boxing Day record


Stand up comedian Rob Copland last year managed to down 12 pints during the course of Boxing Day – but this time he wanted to get 15 pints of Boddingtons beer down.

Stand up comedian Rob Copland last year managed to down 12 pints during the course of Boxing Day - but this time he wanted to get 15 pints of Boddingtons beer down
Stand up comedian Rob Copland last year managed to down 12 pints during the course of Boxing Day – but this time he wanted to get 15 pints of Boddingtons beer down

In some ways, Boxing Day is better than Christmas Day itself.

With all the leftover food and drink and most shops still being closed, the day after Christmas can be a chance to sleep off any hangovers and gorge on another festive feast.

It’s also a chance to go and celebrate with more friends and loved ones – so long as you’re not one of the millions of Brits who are in isolation with Covid-19.

One man decided to take advantage of the day and challenged himself to beating his previous drinking record.

Stand up comedian Rob Copland last year managed to down 12 pints during the course of Boxing Day – but this time he wanted to get 15 pints of Boddingtons beer down.

He decided to tweet his adventure – with hilarious results.

His first tweet said. “I’m gunna drink 15 Boddingtons today. A thread:”

He began his attempt at 2:25pm, and added he wanted to “beat last year’s PB of 12.”

Within 10 minutes, Rob was ready for the second, and said: “Straight on to number 2 anything is possible at this stage. Not sure I can keep up this pace. I have until midnight.”

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But he hit an early obstacle after his family told him the attempt wouldn’t count unless he continued the with rest of the day as normal – and they made him eat some pudding.

One man decided to take advantage of the day and challenged himself to beating his previous drinking record
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He said: “I told the family I can’t eat pudding as I need to save space for Boddingtons but they say it doesn’t count if I don’t have a normal day along side the challenge… Fuming.. gunna plough through this and then have an espresso, feels like a big obstacle early doors!”

But that didn’t stop him for long, and Rob said by the time he started his third can he felt “unstoppable”.

By 3:30pm, Rob was already on his fourth can while he watched the Boxing Day footbal, writing: “Number 4! That’s as many goals as @ManCity have scored against @LCFC are they going for 15 as well?”

When it came to the fifth pint, we were introduced to someone who would become very important to Rob’s attempt – his dad Alan.

Posting a picture with his dad pouring the next pint, Rob wrote: “NUMBER 5!!! (cheers dad)”

Expect to see more of Alan as the attempt progresses.

Rob pictured with dad Alan
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Rob agreed that Boxing Day might even top Christmas Day, saying: “Everyone’s mental on Xmas day, everything has to be perfect, everyone’s a bit tense, boxing day is where its at… It’s just football and Boddingtons….”

By the time he was on his eighth pint, Alan was pouring Rob’s drinks – and Rob seemed to be having some difficulties with his social media.

He wrote: “Can’t tell if I’ve run out of space on this thread? Or I’ve forgotten how to do it? Can you run out of tweets on a thread? Anyway I’m on 8!”

A lot of people will understand Rob’s dilemma of getting a little emotional when the booze hits the bloodstream, and at 6:32pm he realised how lucky he was to have Alan on the adventure.

He said: “Didn’t realise my dad was gunna feature so heavily in this but actually really happy that he’s been part of the process. Couldn’t have done it with out him, cheers Alan. I’m pretty p***** now tbh.”

Rob eventually hit his old record while still going strong, and celebrated the moment by tweeting: “Number 12,!! A dozen! I remember seeing Austin Powers Gold Member in the cinema and that was a 12 and I remember thinking f*** 12 that’s insane. 12 whole years… Well now I’m 12 bods deep! GET IN MA BELLY!”

But our hero hit a road block at around 7:46pm, when it sounded as tho Rob was beginning to feel the effects of the booze.

He tweeted: “Guys Jim feeling really p***** now. Need some genuine words of encouragement.”

Rob managed to push through, and at 9:58pm, Rob was having his 15th Boddingtons poured for him by Alan.

In reflection of what he had achieved, Rob said: “Never had a tweet this successful and genuinely amazed (but also I’ve been doing this solo for the last 2 years and deep down knew it was something bigger than me).”

Unsurprisingly, the next morning Rob was feeling a little under the weather.

He followed it up with a tweet which asked: “Oh boy… Best hangover cures anyone??”

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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