I thought that today I would sit down and watch Brazil vs North Korea in its entirety.
As the commentary team were in what I call “Manchester United mode” – i.e. “Of COURSE they’ll win, they’re BRAZIL!” as if the name alone implied some god-given right to victory – I was anxious for North Korea to make them (Brazil AND the commentators) uncomfortable.
When, in the second half, Brazil started winning I began to get bored and when it got to 2 – 0 I lost interest completely and started to think of possible newspaper headlines about the match.
“North Korea torpedoed!” seemed suitably tasteless given recent events in that divided nation.
Then with 2 minutes left the Koreans got a goal back! This made it seem much, much closer and I had my headline – which I wish to sell to the tackier tabloids (who are the only ones likely to use it).
And I wonder if any of them will go with:
“Brazillians shave it!”
You heard it here first!