17 May 2014

Football madness

The local team is Arsenal, and Arsenal was playing in the FA cup - pubs up and down my street were, on this sunny first-day-of-summer, filled with people wearing red&white, spilling onto the pavement...

At home, through the open windows, a shout and cheers ... another shout and cheers ... it was going well. It was all over, and as someone, crossing the road on rather unsteady legs, informed a passing car, "we won! free kick!"

Much hugging, much tooting of car horns, call and response; much spontaneous singing, chanting; many cans of beer being carried. Football fans ... this is their hour...

I lean out the window and watch it live - Stroud Green TV, my favourite channel.

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