Okay, I admit it. This one would be the perfect Wednesday Whisper – but the column’s full up for the next six weeks. So it was either post this in September, or today. So here it is!
As you no doubt know by now, the Euro 2020 final took place last night. The game was Italy vs England, and ot ended after extra time at a 1-1 stalemate. England then went on to lose 3-2 at penalties. It was a sad moment for many, but also awkward for one person…
An American DJ – who shall remain nameless in keeping with the Wednesday column – has been looking for gigs recently, and has noticed that nightclubs across England are due to reopen soon. So he’s been putting the word about and thinks the best way to endear himself to British promoters – not all promoters in England are English, after all – is to tell everyone he’s a big fan of the England football team.
His volte-face has not gone unnoticed by one promoter who emailed me saying that in the pre-internet days, the aforementioned DJ had a very different view on matters. For a time, he frequently used to speak about his view that the British Empire was “inherently evil”. And whilst referencing the constitutional position of Northern Ireland, he used to say “England should get out of Ireland”.
Funny how people’s views change when money’s on the table, isn’t it?