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England cricket 'support' hits new low [Aug. 4th, 2009|06:12 pm]
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If you read today's piece by Dominic Lawson on the Barmy Army, you may be having second thoughts on attending future England Tests.

Well, I've just seen evidence that suggests you should get those Ashes tickets up onto Ebay - and pronto.

Just picture this. You're out at Headingley, trying to avoid the vile language, boisterous behaviour and drunkenness emanating from England's 'official' support. All of a sudden, your attention is caught by the big screens. Some relief from the Barmy Army you think. But no. Up pops Stephen Fry, talking about 'dear boys' and requesting that you 'rise', closely followed by images of Jamie Theakston weilding a cricket bat, Boris Johnson talking about bacon, a glamour model auditioning for X-Factor, John Culshaw (not being funny as usual) and for no apparent reason at all - Gary Lineker.

You'd be forgiven for thinking you'd taken a wrong turn and ended up in the green room for a chat show hosted by the guy who speaks in a high voice on the Police Academy movies.

But no, you'd be at Headingley, being subjected to a rendition of Jerusalem by this strange assortment. The plan is to play it on the big screens for the remainder of the Ashes.

So get those tickets on Ebay fast - but be quick, prices are dropping quicker than Freddie Flintoff.

Click here to see the video (it's the one on the right).