There’s an excellent email doing the rounds in the wake of England’s late, late defeat by France at Euro 2004. It goes like this:
It’s just been reported that one of the French football players has failed a drugs and alcohol test after the match.
If this is confirmed as positive, under World Football Federation rules, paragraph 6 sub section 2e, France will forfeit their three points and they’ll be appointed to their opponents, England.
There is then an instruction to: “Scroll down for the full transcript of this report”, followed by a lengthy gap to the punchline at the bottom…
…Carlsberg don’t send emails, but if they did, they’d probably be the best emails in the world.
You see, we can laugh about it. Probably.