Watch: The many times Malcolm Allen was ‘tasered’ when Wales scored
There are many things I love. Music, sport, comedy, my family and sunshine on a crisp autumn day. Oh and chocolate raisins. God, I love chocolate raisins.
However, there is one thing I really love. A moment I now actively seek out everytime Wales win a game of football. Admittedly it’s been a little too long since that happened in a meaningful match, but nevertheless, there is one thing that makes my heart sing and makes my face break out into a broad smile – and that is Malcolm Allen.
Not just Malcolm Allen per se, but the diehard Cymru fan come co-commentator on S4C, who is both the most passionate supporter and a soundman’s worst nightmare.
In tandem with Sgorio commentator Nic Parry, they are the finest Welsh partnership since Rush and Hughes, a stellar footballing commentating combo.
And I don’t care what anyone says but there can be no greater sound in sport than Malcolm Allen screaming when Wales score a goal – even if it might sound like he’s been tasered – multiple times.
When Wales hit the back of the net, Parry is ever the professional holding things together like the consummate commentator he is, while Allen is all of us, a Welsh fan screaming with delight while the S4C engineers struggle to keep a hold on the sound levels.
To me it is nothing but a life-affirming joy. His screams of delight at Euro 2016 are now the stuff of legend, a defining moment of Welsh culture and folklore.
That’s what endears us all to the former Newcastle and Wales striker – above all he is one of us – and we love him for it.
Here then are the many times Malcolm Allen was ‘tasered’ watching Wales score.
Carry on screaming, Malcom!
— David Owens (@asoundreaction) September 5, 2017
There is no greater pleasure than listening to Malcolm Allen being tasered while celebrating a Wales goal. pic.twitter.com/OJOMwEOftq
— David Owens (@asoundreaction) July 1, 2019
Little known fact outside Wales: we made a Faustian pact with UEFA – every time Wales score at the EUROs the Welsh language 2nd voice, Malcolm Allen, is tasered. https://t.co/DAefv913zA
— Ifan G Hughes (@IG_Hughes) June 9, 2021
Nothing beats Malcolm Allen screaming after a wales goal https://t.co/17xXFpkYLt
— lewisrocke (@lewisrocke1) June 5, 2022
You can’t beat the sound of Malcolm Allen being tasered when Wales score. https://t.co/EDXqC5rBp2
— David Owens (@asoundreaction) October 14, 2020
— SCOUTED (@scoutedftbl) October 13, 2023
Support our Nation today
For the price of a cup of coffee a month you can help us create an independent, not-for-profit, national news service for the people of Wales, by the people of Wales.