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By June 21, 2010News

If I may indulge in gross understatement for a moment, England’s performance at the World Cup in South Africa has left something to be desired.

Having watched England’s terrible draws with the USA and Algeria, there are those who would applaud Bozza’s decision not to install big screens in London to show the Three Lions’ World Cup matches. However (as ever) not everyone is happy with the Mayor.

An ‘early day motion’ has been tabled by Harrow West MP Gareth Thomas and BoJo has been given a parliamentary ticking off. The MP is clearly grumpy that Boris has failed to ensure that Londoners can boo loudly at England’s dire performances and who can blame him? It’s not like there is any free to air TV coverage of the football, or any bars, pubs or restaurants showing England’s matches, is it?




  • angelneptunestar says:

    This is just another example of Boris’s excellent good sense. If he had surrendered to popular opinion, (and even Ken4London was stirring it up on twitter that Boris wouldn’t instal the screens), the hospital wards would be full by now of desperate people who drunk themselves stupid in despair over the lamentable performance against Algeria.

    The team were much better today and beat Slovenia, but is it really worth massive expense putting up the screens, the way things have been going? I’d wait until the game against Germany was over before deciding, if I were Boris. I love sport, but it’s the middle of a credit crunch for crying out loud. We have all got our own TVs and there are plenty of sports bars for people who like a crowd. Don’t give in Boris.

  • angelneptunestar says:

    Thank God people didn’t have to suffer national humiliation on a big screen….. THANK GOD!

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