It always struck me as an odd decision to show the England v Paraguay on a big screen in Manchester and at other places around the country. Ingerland live, thousands of ‘fans’ packed like sardines, beer and sun in large measures, wasn’t it bound to end in tears?
“Not shit Shylock,” springs to mind. Not quite the right phrase, of course, but it does make sense when you think about it. Me borrowing a cliché and working it for all it’s worth.
What you probably don’t know is that the NHS stepped in to lessen the carnage by getting ASDA to supplement the beer intake with 10,000 bottles of water for the dehydrated crowd, hopefully keeping folk out of A+E with blinding headaches and finger-furniture shaped bruises.
Fingers-crossed, the BBC will scrap these communal piss-ups and let us fly our flags in peace.