The Corner

Somewhere Alf Ramsey Is Smiling

England has just won the rugby world cup and Jacques Chirac rather misses the point:

“This deserved victory is also a victory for Europe. Thanks to the extraordinary talent of the English players, the World Cup is coming to the northern hemisphere for the first time. All lovers of rugby in France and in Europe share the joy of the English fans.”

Oh yes, that’s right Jacques. They were playing for Europe, just like they were in the semi-finals.


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