Having reluctantly admitted that it was ‘bloody brilliant’, it couldn’t help adding that ‘viewers voice anger over announcements being made in French first‘.
They couldn’t comment themselves, of course, and left it up to their readers. ‘I didn’t realise Britain had been conquered by Napoleon, We speak English here my announcer,’ wrote Dan.
Yes, it is bloody annoying, but then it is bloody annoying every four years and it must be just as annoying if your first language is Chinese, Korean or even American. Get over it.
It is true to say that there was an overall liberal-left tenor to the event which no doubt came from Danny Boyle himself, but then that’s what happens when you commission a Manchester lad to put on a decent show.
And it was certainly that – spectacular, moving and funny in equal measure with enough tongue-in-cheek to show the world that we don’t take ourselves too seriously.
I didn’t spot much, if anything, that went wrong, except perhaps Paul McCartney at the end. Sad to say, he really can’t hold a tune these days.
And given that this was the East End and London 2012, why didn’t that honour fall to Chas ‘n’ Dave singing Gertcha?