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Mike Brown Has Wasted No Time In Ruining The Leicester City Story For Us All

Mike Brown Has Wasted No Time In Ruining The Leicester City Story For Us All
By Gavin Cooney Updated

Congratulations, everyone. Despite the fact many of us are unworthy, Leicester City have given us one of the most bewildering and extraordinary sporting and stories of all time, and rather than simply bask in its warm and fuzzy glow, we've had to go and do stupid things like make it a metaphor for other, unlikely successes.

 

Rather than the Leicester story rightfully  remaining the property of proper football fans, it has been thieved by others in the sordid realms of politics and worst of all, rugby. Mike Brown -the English rugby player most likely to play for Milwall - has totally misapprehended the Leicester tale, and used it to describe England's upcoming tour of Australia:

It just shows that if you have that drive to succeed, the willingness to work hard and that team ethos Leicester have, you can achieve anything.

I'm a big believer in looking at other sports and taking what you can from it and that's the message you can take from Leicester.

They may not be big names, until now, but still they've achieved what everyone wants to achieve by working hard, by playing as a team.

Eddie Jones is demanding with his players, always challenging you, and that's because he wants us to succeed. I'm sure Claudio Ranieri has that side of him as well.

Even though he was probably asked about Leicester, it is entirely wrong for Brown to use the Leicester story to inspire the richest and most powerful rugby union on Earth.

In a further disappointment, the Leicester story has also sadly entered the realm of politics. The debate as to whether Gary Lineker will appear on Match of the Day in his pants reached Westminster today with David Cameron - who famously couldn't remember whether he supported Aston Villa or Wst Ham on the campaign trail last seaso-, sorry, year - wondering aloud whether Lineker would turn to the blue side, by which he presumably means the Tories or the colour Aston Villa play in:

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Many politicians do not have an opinion on football, and do not have cause to have one. Just because Leicester won the league rather than Chelsea, Man City or Man United, that does not give them a cause to hold one.

Miguel Delaney has forecasted a further misuse of the story when the Sunday newspaper supplements  drop this weekend:

Leave the Leicester story alone, lads. And if you do want to use it, use it correctly.

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[Belfast Telegraph]

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