Man out walking his dog forgets Stoke City even exist for well over a minute

John Schlart, picture here with Rory during the morning in question.

John Schlart, pictured here with dog Rory a few days prior to the incident.

A man out walking his dog forgot that Stoke City existed for well over a minute, sources say.

John Schlart, from Bristol, was walking his pet dog Rory when it happened. “I couldn’t believe it. I was doing what I do during every walk – recounting the names of the Premier League teams alphabetically in my head repeatedly – but forgot Stoke,” said John. “Usually it goes Southampton and then Stoke, so it was a touch unusual to go straight to Sunderland.”

He passed it off at the time, but realised something was wrong when he arrived home two tenths of a second quicker than usual. “I knew something was wrong the instant I got through the door.”

36 year old Mr. Schlart insists it’s the first time it’s ever happened to him. “It’s the first time it’s ever happened to me, but as they say; there is a first time for everything.”

Though Mr. Schlart suffered no consequences – save for a touch of embarrassment – Rory hasn’t been seen since the incident took place, with some sources suggesting Schlart may have kicked his dog into the vast ocean to avert attention from his untimely faux pas, though this is as yet unconfirmed.

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