But let us say something positive about England.
I have no idea how newspaper industry awards are decided, narrowed down, or even suggested.
Be serious; how the hell would I know?
Nevertheless, I had thought until recently that the picture on the left could not be bettered for some sort of Photograph of the Year gong.
I still think that. However, the snap on the right must be due some consideration too.
At least we can say – and without applying the usual hogshead of sarcasm – that it all restores a little faith in humanity.
Why it even makes you think that football is not quite the cesspool of avarice and self-interest that we are led to believe.