some football game which was, at least according to Sky News, the most important story of the evening except for the scheduled riot afterwards,which seems to have been postponed by jealous Germans.
In general, I was obviously hoping that England get knocked out quickly because the country would have been absolutely unendurable had we won: a kind of reverse Diana effect.
In particular, to lose because Wayne Rooney got sent off was excellent. He is stupid, vicious thug, with no self-control at all, and thus, obviously, a role model for millions. He might have got away with kicking a prostrate opponent in the balls, and then shoving away the opposing team mate who complained. But when he saw he would be booked, he walked round to swear at the referee for this. Overpaid thugs get away with that kind of thing in almost every match I see. It made my heart sing to see him sent off for it. Makes him a real role model at last.