"The beautiful game is not for us"
Boris Johnson describes Manchester United's defeat by the quicksilver elves of Barcelona and proposes a bold new plan to restore English honour.
Boris describes his hapless efforts to play the originally-British-now-Europeanised game of football. He compares modern football to the surge, charge and aerial delights of rugby, and imagines rugby's future with young men in London.
Gazing at my co-editor's post below, do you think Boris's comments could be applied to the quicksilver euro?
More here on the rebellious origins of rugby.