Kasabian crushed

Even being in one of the country's most successful rock and roll bands can't shield you from the heartache of seeing your football team lose...

Last Updated: 22/05/13 at 12:47 Post Comment

Kasabian frontmen Tom Meighan and Serge Pizzorno were on Soccer AM this weekend and were still smarting from seeing their beloved Leicester City lose their Play-Off semi-final to Watford in the most dramatic of circumstances.

The Foxes looked to be heading to Wembley when they were awarded a match-winning penalty deep into injury time, but when Anthony Knockaert's kick was saved by Manuel Almunia, Watford promptly went up the other end and scored a winner of their own through Troy Deeney.

Vocalist Mieghan was in the away end with his family at Vicarage Road and says the feeling was one of the worst in a lifetime of watching Leicester City.

"It was horrible," he explained.

"I've kind of put it out of the back of my mind now. You dwell on it for a few days and you forget about it. It's happened now.

"I was behind the goal and it was a complete panic for 30 seconds. I was there with my old man and everyone was euphoric when he went down and [the referee] pointed to the spot.

"He stepped up and my old man said 'he hasn't scored yet' and turned the other way because everyone was celebrating.

"He hit, it was saved, we didn't get the rebound and they went down the other end and it was just crazy.

"It was just horrible, devastating. It was up there with the finals at Wembley we lost. There was a kid behind me crying before we even took the penalty! He was about 11 years old and I was like 'come on mate'.

"As soon as they pitch invaded we left the ground. We were gone. Devastating."

Band-mate Pizzorno missed the match, but had a good excuse because the game was played less than 24 hours after the birth of his son, Ennio Silva.

And he says he's gutted that the newborn's first experience of football was a devastating defeat for his dad's favourite team.

"I had a son on the Saturday," he said.

"I had to pick him up on the Sunday and they said I had to be there at 12.30pm, which was kick-off time. I looked at Amy and she was like 'no chance'.

"So I picked him up, got home with about 10 minutes to play and sat him in front of the telly.

"We got the penalty and I'm doing the walk from the kitchen to the lounge thinking 'someone's got to get the minibus to Wembley, someone's got to get the face paint, we'll do a stop off at Toddington services...' We were there.

"I went back in the lounge and I thought I'm not going to tell the boy about football. I'm just not going to tell him. He doesn't need to know.

"One day old and he's already seen that!"

Hit the video to see some of Serge's great moments playing football and to find out why Soccer Saturday's Johnny Phillips is no longer welcome at Kasabian gigs...

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