So, the English were denied their eve of Euro triumph. Am I alone in thinking this may not be a bad thing? Perhaps the last thing the cognitively dissonant need are more endless rounds of ‘Football’s Coming Home’ to drown out those nagging voices of doubt, or for the bitter pill of 2021 to be sugarcoated with yet more insufferable patriotism.
Perhaps I speak purely personally, but never has England’s doublethink bubble felt as fragile as last night. Like a glass bauble, clenched in a chanting man’s fist, obligatory can of beer in the other.
As spectators became rowdy even as they crammed into Wembley Stadium, I dread to think what stories of cognitively dissonant carnage await us this morning. As Freedom Day Mk2 approaches with fresh warnings, England has been mourning more than the loss of a football match, whether it knows it or not.
But enough thought-provoking commentary, it’s Monday Morning MemesTM!!!!