The Campaign for an English Parliament has handily printed off Lord Coe’s outburst regarding his attempts to create a British National Football Team at the 2012 Olympics.
(Its just as well because the online version of The London Paper it seems has removed the story. If anyone has the printed edition its on Page 5.)
The key quote is:
But he said the BOA, which selects teams for the Games, has decided to press ahead with a football squad despite the opposition.
When asked last night about the opposition from the Welsh and Scots, Coe replied bluntly: “F*** em!”
How much are the Scots and Welsh taxpayers paying into the London Olympics bid again?
As I mentioned in a previous post, a joint GB football team would endanger the survival of all the Home Nation football teams. That’s precisely why Lord Coe’s plans have met with such opposition.
Lord Coe also confirmed that Alex Ferguson, the current Manchester United manager, has assured him he will be managing the side.
The London Paper reports that Lord Coe has obviously now changed Ferguson’s mind on the matter, who was initially reluctant.
He might be even more reluctant now.
As for Sebastian Coe? Can’t say I’m surprised. I always preferred Ovett anyway.