SO I'm on a small Greek Island, in a small family restaurant...balmy, happy evening... nearby a family celebration in another restaurant - a live, Greek-folky band playing, people dancing in the street.
An English, ex- skinhead (mashed up nose, almost vanished hair-line still trying to be shaved) is watching England V Sweden in Euro 2012
England scores and he starts bellowing "Come On Enlgand"
Sweden scores - he stays quiet while a Swedish couple clap quietly.
England equalises & Skinhead goes to the Swedish table & SHOUTS "Fuck off" in their faces...
I was so angry & embarrassed - I went to the loo & on my way back told them, earnestly & emphatically, that I hoped Switzerland won.
I am such a knob! I don't watch footy - I bloody hate it! I was trying to be... Oh, I hope I don't see them tomorrow as I'll obvioulsy make things worse, trying to explain ...Er, Weather's nice here tho.
Post jubilee festivities, Vauxhall railway arches, queuing to get in the station; completely drenched with a moaning-Moo and barely moving. Ahead, people start cheering, with the odd "Boo".
Shuffled closer and the mass of miserable humanity had sight of steps the lucky few had reached - they'd got into the station and were expected to wave at us.
Faces tilted upwards, 1000's watched. We waited: Everyone that waived raised a HUGE cheer with hands and flags waved back. The few who ignored us got an equally huge "Boooo".
Oldies, sensible middle aged, even self conscious teens - Absolutely brilliant stupidity.
I bloody love London!
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