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Six Nations: BBC Celebrates 10,000 French Dead At England V France Match

by | 26th, February 2011

THE BBC’s Berlin correspondent Steve Rosenberg says that in the run-up to crucial England-Germany football matches, tabloid paper articles sometimes read more like despatches from the front than from a football tournament.

Those sad tabloids, eh. They’re not like the noble BBC.

Going into the England v France Six Nations rubber, both sides have won one match apiece, but John Inverdale calls it a “Grand Slam decider”. (A Grand Slam, for anyone not au fait with rugby, is when one side beats the other five.)

But this is a passing burp in the biased bilge pouring from Inverdale’s mouth. Inverdale compares a rugby match between two allies to the battle of Agincourt. Inverdale gives a potted history of death and war in which the “French lost 10,000”.

And lest you suppose that the death of 10,000 people is irrelevant
to a sporting event, Invedsdale observes:

The fight lasted “barely longer than rugby match”.

Still, it’s not football, so no harm done…



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